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Saint Patrick's Day Climate History for Paducah, KY
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Barkley Regional Airport in West Paducah since 1949 and prior to that was observed in downtown Paducah back to December of 1937.

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th every year.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for St. Patrick's Day in Paducah.

As seen by this graphic, high temperatures typically rise into the 50s or 60s, accounting for 59% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
83 in 1945 34 in 1960
79 in 1989 37 in 1970
77 in 2012 37 in 1958
77 in 2011 40 in 1947
77 in 1942 42 in 2007*
Normal High: 59

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Paducah has seen highs surge above 80 degrees only once on St. Patricks Day, way back in 1945. There have also been 3 years where the high temperature failed to reach 40 degrees. This last occurred in 1970 when the high only made it up to 37 degrees!

Low temperatures typically fall in the 30s or 40s, accounting for 73% of all years on record. There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 1941 the low temperature dropped to a frigid 19 degrees, which is the only year that lows have tumbled into the teens. There have been 7 years with lows above 50 degrees, most recently in 2012.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
65 in 1945 19 in 1941
56 in 2012 20 in 1962
55 in 1982 24 in 1971
54 in 1946 24 in 1967
51 in 1966 24 in 1960
Normal Low: 38

 

Measurable precipitation has fallen 34% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 4 different occasions, the most recent being in 1980. Measurable snowfall has only occurred on 3 occasions (4% of all years on record), with the most recent back in 1988. There have been 2 years (3% of all years on record) with a snow depth of 1 inch or greater. This last happened on St. Patrick's Day back in 1970 when there was a 6 inch snowpack in place.

Wettest (inches) Snowiest (inches) Most Snow Depth
1.60 in 1945 5.0 in 1970 6.0 in 1970
1.33 in 1951 2.0 in 1958 1.0 in 1960
1.29 in 1980 1.0 in 1988  
1.25 in 1970    
0.91 in 1965    

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent St. Patrick's Day Weather
Year High Low Precip
2004 59 35 0.09
2005 59 28 0
2006 50 36 0
2007 42 30 0
2008 70 44 0
2009 72 38 0
2010 58 45 0
2011 77 50 0
2012 77 56 T
2013 44 38 0.79
2014 48 30 0
2015 62 44 0
2016 67 39 0
2017 60 46 0.11
2018 71 45 0.01

 

Saint Patrick's Day Climate History for Evansville, IN
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Evansville Regional Airport since January of 1897. Snowfall records began in January of 1948.

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th every year.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for St. Patrick's Day in Evansville.

As seen by this graphic, high temperatures typically rise into the 40s, 50s, or 60s, accounting for 76% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
80 in 2012 28 in 1906
79 in 1989 29 in 1941
76 in 2011 33 in 1958
76 in 1995 34 in 1960
76 in 1903 35 in 1902
Normal High: 57

 

Evansville has seen highs surge to 80 degrees only once on St. Patricks Day, back in 2012. There have also been 12 years where the high temperature failed to reach 40 degrees. This hasn't happened since 1978 when the high only made it up to 39 degrees.

Low temperatures fall into the 30s a decent chunk of the time, accounting for 41% of all years on record. 20s and 40s are also fairly common for lows.There are always exceptions to the norm of course: in 1900 the low temperature dropped to a frigid 13 degrees, which is 1 of only 4 years that lows have tumbled into the teens. There have been 10 years with lows above 50 degrees, most recently in 2012.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
59 in 1903 13 in 1900
54 in 1946 15 in 1941
54 in 1945 16 in 1906
54 in 1927 16 in 1902
54 in 1905 23 in 1976*
Normal Low: 36

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Measurable precipitation has fallen 34% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 4 different occasions, the most recent being in 2013. Measurable snowfall has only occurred on 5 occasions (7% of all years on record), with the most recent back in 1988. There has only been 1 year (1% of all years on record) with a snow depth of 1 inch or greater. This happened back in 1960 when there was 4 inches of snow on the ground for St. Patrick's Day.

Wettest (inches) Snowiest (inches) Most Snow Depth
2.92 in 1951 8.3 in 1970 4.0 in 1960
1.97 in 2013 1.5 in 1949  
1.49 in 1970 0.8 in 1958  
1.18 in 1949 0.4 in 1988  
0.88 in 1898 0.3 in 1978  

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent St. Patrick's Day Weather
Year High Low Precip
2004 57 37 T
2005 56 27 0
2006 50 35 0
2007 41 27 0
2008 61 41 0.01
2009 73 39 0
2010 62 41 0
2011 76 44 0
2012 80 53 0.01
2013 40 36 1.97
2014 43 28 0
2015 61 39 0
2016 65 42 0
2017 54 43 0.22
2018 63 38 0.13

 

Saint Patrick's Day Climate History for Cape Girardeau, MO
 

*Climate Data has been recorded at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, located 5 miles southwest of Cape Girardeau, since June of 1960.

Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th every year.

Here is a look at high and low temperature frequencies and extremes as well as precipitation statistics for St. Patrick's Day in Cape Girardeau.

As seen by this graphic, high temperatures typically rise into the 50s or 60s, accounting for 63% of all years on record.

Warmest Highs Coldest Highs
77 in 1995 37 in 1970
77 in 1989 40 in 2007
76 in 2012 42 in 1988
75 in 1963 43 in 2013
72 in 2011 44 in 1993*
Normal High: 59

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Cape Girardeau has seen highs surge into the 70s 8 times on St. Patrick's Day, most recently back in 2012. There has also been 1 year where the high temperature failed to reach 40 degrees. This occurred back in 1970 when the high topped out at a chilly 37 degrees!

Low temperatures typically fall into the 30s or 40s for lows, accounting for 75% of all years on record.There are always exceptions to the norm of course: back in 1967 and 1962 the low dropped to 22 degrees. There have also been 2 years with lows above 50 degrees, in 2012 and 1982.

Warmest Lows Coldest Lows
56 in 2012 22 in 1967
51 in 1982 22 in 1962
49 in 1983 24 in 2005
48 in 1991 25 in 1976
47 in 1998* 25 in 1969
Normal Low: 36

*Denotes a tie in previous year(s)

Measurable precipitation has fallen 26% of the time, with over an inch of precipitation falling on 4 different occasions, the most recent being in 2013.

Wettest
1.21 in 1970
1.13 in 2013
1.08 in 1984
1.02 in 1987
0.80 in 1980

 

Here is a look at the observed weather for the past 15 years:

Recent St. Patrick's Day Weather
Year High Low Precip
2004 60 31 0.01
2005 58 24 0
2006 48 33 0
2007 40 26 T
2008 69 44 T
2009 70 39 T
2010 62 45 0
2011 72 45 0
2012 76 56 0
2013 43 36 1.13
2014 47 28 0
2015 59 44 0
2016 67 41 0
2017 60 43 0.02
2018 69 45 0