LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

 

 

 

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY IS THE DAY SET ASIDE TO COMMEMORATE OUR 16TH PRESIDENT.  IN BUFFALO, THE RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR FEBRUARY 12 WAS REACHED IN 1999 WITH A READING OF 63 DEGREES.  THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED WAS MINUS 10 IN 1927.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES AROUND 30 DEGREES AND THE LOW ABOUT 17.

 

THERE'S AN 80 PERCENT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE.

 

IN 1910, HEAVY SNOW BEGAN IN THE MORNING, THE SNOW CONTINUING ALL DAY.  BY MIDNIGHT, 14.1 INCHES OF SNOW HAD FALLEN‑‑THE MOST SNOW EVER ON LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY.  THE MELTED SNOW YIELDED 1.41 INCHES OF WATER SETTING THE RECORD FOR THE MOST PRECIPITATION FOR THE DATE.

 

A SNOWSTORM OCCURRED IN 1894.  THE SNOW BEGAN IN THE MORNING OF THE 12TH.  THE STORM HAD ALL THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A WESTERN BLIZZARD.  THE SNOW WAS LIGHT AND FEATHERY AND WAS DRIFTED CONSIDERABLY BY THE HIGH EASTERLY WIND.  SNOW BANKS WERE FOUR TO FIVE FEET DEEP.  TRAINS WERE BEHIND TIMES AND STREET CAR SCHEDULES WERE SUSPENDED EXCEPT ON MAIN AND NIAGARA.  THE STORM CONTINUED SEVERE ON THE 13TH.  ALL TRAINS WERE LATE AND TROLLEY CARS ALSO EXPERIENCED CONSIDERABLE TROUBLE.  A TOTAL OF 8 INCHES FELL ON THE 12TH WITH A TWO DAY TOTAL OF 19.8 INCHES.


 

 

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY        FEBRUARY 12      PERIOD OF RECORD: 120 YEARS (1892‑2012)

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST      63 DEGREES IN 1999

LOWEST      ‑10 DEGREES IN 1927

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM     ‑2 IN 1914

HIGHEST MINIMUM    39 IN 1951

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE      30.8 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE       17.9 DEGREES

                                                                             

 

           HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

       MINUS  

      SINGLE   SINGLE

       DIGITS   DIGITS  TEENS    20S      30S      40S      50S      60S

                                                                                                                         # OF

2           2          21         33         35         22         4          2               OCCURRENCES

           2%       2%       18%      28%      29%      18%      3%       2%

 

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE PRECIP                     76 OCCURRENCES OR 62%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE PRECIP             100 OCCURRENCES OR 83%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIP                                       21 OCCURRENCES OR 18%

 

SNOWFALL:                                                                                         NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE                           87

                                                                                                            NUMBER OF TIMES WITH OVER A TRACE                                 64

                                                                                                             NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 1.0 INCH OR MORE                          17

                                                                                                             NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 5.0 INCHES OR MORE                       5

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:   1.41 INCHES IN 1910

 

MAXIMUM SNOWFALL:     14.1 INCHES IN 1910

 

 

 


 

                                                             LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

 

YEAR   HI                                             LO        PRECIP            REMARKS

 

1892                                                     13           8        0.04/0.4            PARTLY CLOUDY

1893                                                     33         14         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1894                                                     19         15         0.72/8.0            CLOUDY

 

1895                                                     15           6        TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY

1896                                                     23         16         TR / TR             CLOUDY

1897                                                     25         17         0.51/5.1            CLOUDY

1898                                                     49         32         0.64/ TR            CLOUDY

1899                                                      5          ‑4        0.03/0.3            PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1900                                                     46         38         0.02                  CLOUDY

1901                                                     21         11         0.07/0.7            CLOUDY

1902                                                     22         12         0.03/0.3            CLOUDY

1903                                                     38         34         0.09                  CLOUDY

1904                                                     12           7        0.03/0.3            CLOUDY

 

1905                                                     33         12         0.53/7.5            CLOUDY, SNOW HEAVY AT TIMES

1906                                                     47         25         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1907                                                     13          ‑4        0.02/0.2            CLOUDY, MORNING AND LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

1908                                                     49         26         0.03                  CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

1909                                                     44         22         TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

 

1910                                                     22         14         1.41/14.1           CLOUDY, SNOW ALL DAY, HEAVY IN THE MORNING

1911                                                     33         29         0.02/0.3            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1912                                                     18           6        0.00                  CLEAR

1913                                                     36         16         0.36/2.4            CLOUDY, RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW

1914                                                      ‑2         ‑9        TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

 

1915                                                     45         31         0.01                  CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWERS

1916                                                     19         13         0.04/0.4            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1917                                                      ‑1         ‑8        0.00                  CLEAR, WINDY, VERY COLD

1918                                                     48         30         0.31                  CLOUDY, RAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1919                                                     38         28         0.03/0.3            AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS

 

1920                                                     44         23         0.02/0.2            CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

1921                                                     31         18         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1922                                                     28         15         0.10/0.6            CLOUDY, BREEZY, EVENING SLEET AND SNOW

1923                                                     36         13         0.07/0.3            CLOUDY, EVENING FLURRIES

1924                                                     30         13         0.22/2.5            CLOUDY, SNOW ALL DAY

 

1925                                                     28         20         0.08/0.8            PARTLY CLOUDY, SNOW TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

1926                                                     30           9        TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1927                                                     32         19         TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1928                                                     26         15         0.01/0.1            VARIABLE CLOUDS, FLURRIES THROUGH AFTERNOON

1929                                                     16           7        0.01/0.1            P CLOUDY, LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING FLURRIES

 

1930                                                     46         29         0.24                  CLOUDY, RAIN FROM LATE MORNING

1931                                                     38         29         0.09/0.9            CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SNOW

1932                                                     53         37         0.03                  EARLY MORNING RAIN THEN CLEARING

1933                                                     24           6        0.02/0.2            LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON FLURRIES

 

 

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

 

YEAR   HI                                             LO        PRECIP            REMARKS

 

1934                                                     32         22         0.20/1.9            CLOUDY, SNOWY AND WINDY

 

1935                                                     29         13         0.00                  INCREASING CLOUDS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1936                                                     15           9        0.08/0.9            CLOUDY, SNOW BEGINNING AROUND NOON

1937                                                     43         31         0.00                  CLEAR

1938                                                     40         29         TR / TR             CLOUDY, LATE MORNING FLURRIES

1939                                                     36         14         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1940                                                     43         29         TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE EVENING SHOWERS

1941                                                     43         26         0.00                  CLEAR

1942                                                     18         10         0.00                  CLEAR

1943                                                     22         12         0.01/0.2            CLOUDY

1944                                                     18           9        0.42/6.8            CLOUDY, SNOWY AND BREEZY

 

1945                                                     26         23         0.04/0.8            PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

1946                                                     42         27         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1947                                                     32         17         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1948                                                     33         18         0.04/0.4            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1949                                                     52         17         TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

 

1950                                                     38         25         0.00                  MOSTLY CLOUDY

1951                                                     43         39         0.12                  CLOUDY

1952                                                     26         13         0.01/0.1            CLOUDY, BREEZY

1953                                                     40         29         0.06/ TR            CLOUDY

1954                                                     14           1        TR /0.1              MOSTLY SUNNY

 

1955                                                     12           7        0.08/0.6            PARTLY CLOUDY

1956                                                     35         30         0.15/0.9            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1957                                                     38         12         TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

1958                                                     12           3        0.03/0.3            PARTLY CLOUDY

1959                                                     45           8        0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1960                                                     25         18         0.03/0.8            CLOUDY, WINDY

1961                                                     31         14         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1962                                                     26           8        0.03/0.9            MAINLY CLEAR

1963                                                     22         16         0.05/1.0            CLOUDY

1964                                                     34         11         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1965                                                     60         27         0.32                  CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING RAIN

1966                                                     38         29         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1967                                                       8         ‑2        0.01/0.2            PARTLY CLOUDY, COLD, MORNING FLURRIES

1968                                                     14           5        0.04/0.4            PARTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1969                                                     27         18         0.03/0.8            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

 

1970                                                     19           9        0.06/1.6            PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE EVENING SNOW

1971                                                     38         33         0.14/ TR            CLOUDY, RAIN MIXING WITH SNOW AT NIGHT

1972                                                     44         15         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1973                                                     20          ‑2        TR /0.1              PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1974                                                     35         24         0.04/0.5            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

 

 

 

LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY

 

YEAR   HI                                             LO        PRECIP            REMARKS

 

1975                                                     27         18         0.04/0.4            CLOUDY, LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1976                                                     47         23         TR / TR             CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING AND EVENING FLURRIES

1977                                                     43         34         0.18                  CLOUDY

1978                                                     23         17         0.02/0.2            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1979                                                     10         ‑10        TR / TR             CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

 

1980                                                    26         17         TR / TR             CLOUDY, LIGHT FLURRIES ALL DAY

1981                                                     13           5        TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, COLD, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1982                                                     22         14         0.00                  CLOUDY

1983                                                     25         13         TR / TR             PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1984                                                     56         33         TR                    MORNING CLOUDS, AFTERNOON SUNSHINE

 

1985                                                     40         33         0.38/1.6            MORNING FLURRIES, EVENING SHOWERS

1986                                                     21           8        0.03/0.6            PARTLY CLOUDY, INTERMITTENT SNOW

1987                                                     32         21         0.06/0.6            MOSTLY CLOUDY, EVENING SNOW

1988                                                     35         14         0.13/1.6            CLOUDY, SNOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1989                                                     31         17         0.02/0.2            PARTLY SUNNY, MORNING SNOW

 

1990                                                     34         20         TR / TR             PARTLY SUNNY, MORNING FLURRY

1991                                                     25         12         0.01/0.4            MORNING LIGHT SNOW, THEN CLOUDY WITH FLURRIES

1992                                                     18          ‑6        TR / TR             COLD AND SUNNY

1993                                                     33         20         0.23/0.8            CLOUDY, SNOW, LATE MORNING FREEZING RAIN/SLEET

1994                                                     36           1        TR / TR             VARIABLE CLOUDINESS, MORNING FLURRIES

 

1995                                                     16         -1        0.09/2.6            WINDY, CLOUDING UP, SNOW BEGINNING AFTER NOON

1996                                                     17           6        0.03/0.7            MOSTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1997                                                     28         13         0.14/1.7            WINDY, LIGHT SNOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1998                                                     46         32         0.28/TR             CLOUDY, MORNING RAIN, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1999                                                     63         29         0.20/0.06           WINDY, RECORD SET AT MIDNIGHT THEN TURNING COLDER

 

2000                                                    24         10            0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

2001                                                     39        12          0.00                  SUNNY IN THE MORNING, CLOUDY BY AFTERNOON

2002                                                     36         24         0.02/0.3            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN AND SNOW

2003                                                     21         10         0.25/4.8            MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW THROUGH EARLY MORNING

2004                                                     30         21         0.01/0.2            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 

2005                                                     34         24         0.20/2.5            WINDY, MOSTLY CLOUDY, SNOW

2006                                                     23         13         TR/TR               MOSTLY SUNNY

2007                                                     27         13         TR/TR               MOSTLY SUNNY

2008                                                     31         5          0.25/1.3            CLOUDY

2009                                                    51         32         0.88/2.7            RAIN,SNOW

 

2010                                                    27         20         T/0.2                 LIGHT SNOW

2011                                                    29         14         0.08/MM           SNOW, FOG

2012                                                    26         13         0.01/MM           SNOW