MEMORIAL DAY

 

 

 

TRADITIONALLY, MEMORIAL DAY WAS OBSERVED MAY 30TH.  SINCE THE MONDAY HOLIDAY BILL, IT IS OBSERVED ON THE LAST MONDAY IN MAY.

 

THE WARMEST MEMORIAL DAY OCCURRED MAY 30, 1944 WHEN A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES WAS RECORDED.  THE RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 34 DEGREES WAS SET MAY 30, 1961.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH AVERAGES NEAR 68 DEGREES AND THE LOW TEMPERATURE AVERAGES AROUND 50.

 

THERE IS ROUGHLY A 47 PERCENT CHANCE OF HAVING PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE.  THE MOST RAIN RECEIVED ON MEMORIAL DAY WAS 1.14 INCHES ON MAY 30, 1880.

 

ON MEMORIAL DAY 1993, MAY 31ST,  A DRENCHING RAIN THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON DUMPED 1.16 INCHES RUINING MANY ANNUAL PARADES AND PICNICS.


 

MEMORIAL DAY                       PERIOD OF RECORD: 138 YEARS   (1874‑2012)

 

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

 

HIGHEST           87 DEGREES MAY 30, 1944

LOWEST            34 DEGREES MAY 30, 1961

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM       51 DEGREES MAY 30, 1930

HIGHEST MINIMUM       69 DEGREES MAY 27, 1991

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE          69.1

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE           51.2

 

 

             HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

           

 

                 50S      60S      70S     80S

                                                                                                   NUMBER OF

                  29        40        50      21                                            OCCURRENCES

                 21%     29%     36%    15%

 

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE PRECIP                     37 OR 27%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH TRACE OR MORE PRECIP                63 OR 46%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIP                                      77 OR 56%

 

PRECIPITATION OF:     

0.01 OR MORE              37 OCCURRENCES

0.50 OR MORE               6 OCCURRENCES

1.00 OR MORE               2 OCCURRENCES

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION........1.16 INCHES ON MAY 31, 1993

 

 

 

  
 

                                                  MEMORIAL DAY

 

YEAR   HI         LO        PRECIP  CHARACTER

 

1874     74         57         0.00      GENERALLY CLEAR

 

1875     62         51         0.00      AURORAL DISPLAY

1876     62         41         0.00      CLEAR DAY

1877     71         56         0.00      FAVORABLE

1878     62         45         0.22      RAIN ENDING EARLY MORNING

1879     78         60          TR       SPRINKLE OF RAIN LATE EVENING

 

1880     75         58         1.14      RAIN, THUNDERSTORM AND WINDY

1881     77         63          TR       SPRINKLE OF RAIN IN MORNING, PARTLY CLOUDY

1882     58         48         0.00      GENERALLY CLEAR

1883     68         42         0.67      WINDY, RAIN BEGINNING AFTERNOON

1884     53         37         0.14      MORNING RAIN; CLEARING AND PLEASANT AFTERNOON

 

1885     75         55         0.15      CLOUDY AND THREATENING WITH RAIN

1886     67         53         0.00      FAIR AND PLEASANT

1887     82         55         0.00      CLEAR AND PLEASANT

1888     63         50         0.02      FAIR DAY, LIGHT RAIN IN MORNING

1889     74         41         0.07      CLOUDY WITH RAIN

 

1890     68         51         0.10      PARTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN

1891     59         52         0.05      CLOUDY WITH RAIN IN MORNING AND NIGHT

1892     77         50          TR       BEAUTIFUL DAY; TRACE EARLY MORNING RAIN

1893     58         51         0.00      CLOUDLESS AND PLEASANT

1894     58         40          TR       GENERALLY FAIR; LIGHT MORNING RAIN

 

1895     67         56         0.00      IDEAL BEAUTIFUL DAY

1896     59         51          TR       GENERALLY FAIR, LIGHT EVENING RAIN

1897     67         47          TR       LIGHT RAIN LATE AFTERNOON

1898     58         48         0.00      CLOUDY AND COOL

1899     61         54         0.00      CLEAR, BRIGHT AND PLEASANT

 

1900     72         59         0.04      FAIR, LIGHT RAIN EARLY MORNING AND LATE NIGHT

1901     52         48         0.08      COOL, RAW, AND WINDY; MOST DISAGREEABLE

1902     66         55         0.00      WARM AND PLEASANT WITH PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES

1903     54         45         0.00      COOL AND CLEAR

1904     65         56         0.35      CLOUDY WITH LIGHT RAIN TILL LATE AFTERNOON

 

1905     66         49         TR       PARTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN MID‑MORNING

1906     58         44          TR       PARTLY CLOUDY; RAIN LATE AFTERNOON AND NIGHT

1907     58         41         0.00      CLEAR AND PLEASANT

1908     75         60         0.39      THUNDERSTORMS

1909     74         51         0.00      VERY PLEASANT DAY

 

1910     59         44         0.05      COLD, LIGHT DRIZZLE ALL DAY AND NIGHT

1911     77         56         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

1912     57         47         0.03      PARTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN TILL NOON

1913     68         48         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

1914     68         54         0.05      CLEAR WITH RAIN ENDING VERY EARLY MORNING


 

MEMORIAL DAY

 

YEAR   HI         LO        PRECIP  CHARACTER

 

1915     67         41         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY MORNING, CLEAR AFTERNOON

1916     67         53          TR       CLOUDY WITH RAIN LATE AFTERNOON

1917     73         47         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM

1918     77         53          TR       CLOUDY, RAIN LATE AFTERNOON

1919     77         59         0.00      FAIR AND WARM

 

1920     80         52         0.00      CLEAR AND SUNNY; VERY WARM

1921     80         57         0.00      FAIR

1922     83         60         0.00      CLEAR BECOMING CLOUDY LATE AFTERNOON

1923     70         48         0.00      CLEAR AND SUNNY

1924     55         42         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1925     57         50         TR       PARTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN MID AFTERNOON

1926     74         58         0.15      PARTLY CLOUDY WITH THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE DAY

1927     68         53          TR       CLOUDY WITH RAIN ENDING AFTER MIDNIGHT

1928     56         48          TR       CLOUDY WITH TRACE OF RAIN EARLY MORNING

1929     73         64          0.00     CLEAR BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1930     51         35         TR       COLD AND CLOUDY WITH TRACES OF RAIN

1931     76         58         0.07      CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM EARLY EVENING

1932     58         49         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SOME SUN

1933     68         55           TR      PARTLY CLOUDY, TRACE OF RAIN MID AFTERNOON

1934     81         55         0.00      CLEAR, SUNNY AND WARM

 

1935     58         51         0.00      CLOUDY WITH SUNSHINE THROUGH THIN CLOUDS

1936     53         44         0.01      CLOUDY, RAIN ENDING EARLY MORNING

1937     81         60         0.00      WARM, SUNNY AND CLEAR

1938     77         58         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND SUNNY

1939     62         53         0.00      WINDY, PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1940     71         54         0.00      CLOUDY

1941     67         48         0.00      CLEAR AND SUNNY

1942     70         58         1.02      PARTLY CLOUDY, RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS

1943     70         56          TR       CLOUDY, MID‑MORNING RAIN

1944     87         62         0.00      HOT AND SUNNY

 

1945     56         40         TR       PARTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN BEGINNING LATE EVENING

1946     70         54         0.00      CLEAR AND WARM

1947     55         40         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CONSIDERABLE SUNSHINE

1948     72         45         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CONSIDERABLE SUNSHINE

1949     66         38         0.00      FAIR, WITH FEW CLOUDS

 

1950     78         47         0.00      HIGH THIN CLOUDS MOST OF THE DAY

1951     70         50         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

1952     71         42         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

1953     57         48         0.29      CLOUDY, EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

1954     69         49         0.00      PLEASANT, CLEAR AND SUNNY

 

1955     61         55         0.02      CLOUDY, COOL, FEW SHOWERS

1956     75         64         0.65      PARTLY CLOUDY, WINDY, LATE NIGHT THUNDERSHOWER

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY

 

YEAR   HI         LO        PRECIP  CHARACTER

 

1957     82         52         0.00      SUNNY AND WARM WITH SOME HIGH CLOUDINESS

1958     69         51         0.00      PLEASANT WITH INTERVALS OF HIGH CLOUDS

1959     76         58         0.00      CLOUDY FORENOON; SUNNY AND PLEASANT AFTERNOON

 

1960     75         54         0.45      FAIR MORNING; AFTERNOON & EVENING SHOWERS

1961     58         34         0.00      SET NEW RECORD FOR MINIMUM TEMPERATURE

1962     84         65         0.02      MOSTLY SUNNY DURING THE DAY

1963     65         49         0.00      MOSTLY CLOUDY

1964     63         40         0.00      MOSTLY CLEAR

 

1965     60         37         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

1966     56         42          TR       PARTLY CLOUDY

1967     67         41         0.00      COOL BUT PLEASANT CLEAR DAY

1968     60         51          TR       MOSTLY CLOUDY, COOL, EVENING SHOWERS

1969     70         51         0.00      CLEAR, SUNNY, VERY PLEASANT

 

1970     80         58         0.00      CLEAR, SUNNY, VERY PLEASANT

1971     76         48         0.00      SUNNY

 

 DATE              HI         LO        PRECIP  CHARACTER          (MONDAY HOLIDAY BILL)

 

5/29/72             81         55         0.00      SUNNY

5/28/73             75         58         0.30      RAINY

5/27/74             62         43         0.02      PARTLY CLOUDY, COOL, EVENING SHOWERS

 

5/26/75             81         64         TR       MOSTLY SUNNY, HUMID

5/31/76             86         58         .34        HEAVY FOG, CLOUDY

5/30/77             77         46         0.00      SUNNY

5/29/78             85         66         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY AND PLEASANT

5/28/79             59         47         0.02      CLOUDY AND COOL WITH LIGHT SHOWERS

 

5/26/80             66         44         0.00      SUNNY

5/25/81             75         60          TR       PARTLY SUNNY

5/31/82             74         59         0.01      PARTLY SUNNY

5/30/83             70         53         0.08      PARTLY SUNNY, BREEZY

5/28/84             53         46         0.66      RAIN AND DRIZZLE ALL DAY

 

5/27/85             72         58         0.22      CLOUDY, SHOWERS                                          

5/26/86             82         53         0.00      MOSTLY SUNNY

5/25/87             67         48         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY

5/30/88             82         64         0.00      MOSTLY SUNNY

5/29/89             75         42         0.00      SUNNY

 

5/28/90             79         49         TR       MOSTLY SUNNY.  LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

5/27/91             77         69          TR       SHOWERS THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON THEN M. SUNNY

5/25/92             56         35         0.00      CLEAR AND COLD

5/31/93             65         51         1.16      HEAVY RAIN THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON

5/30/94             82         58         0.00      MOSTLY SUNNY

 

5/29/95             68         54         0.08      P. CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWER/THUNDERSTORM

5/26/96             68         46         0.00      PARTLY SUNNY

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY

 

DATE               HI         LO        PRECIP  CHARACTER          (MONDAY HOLIDAY BILL)

 

5/26/97             62         37         0.00      PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY

5/25/98             72         57         0.02      PARTLY SUNNY THEN CLOUDY WITH EVENING SHOWERS

5/31/99             83         59          TR       PARTLY SUNNY, LATE NIGHT SHOWER

 

5/29/00             71         44         0.00      MOSTLY SUNNY

5/28/01             56         50         0.19      LIGHT RAIN MAJORITY OF DAY, BREEZY

5/27/02             76         43         0.00      SUNNY

5/26/03             67         46         0.00      VARIABLE CLOUDS

5/31/04             64         57         0.81      CLOUDY, RAIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 

5/30/05             68         49         0.00      SUNNY

5/29/06             82         64         0.00      MOSTLY CLOUDY

5/28/07             70         51         0.00      SUNNY

5/26/08             75         53         0.00      PARTLY SUNNY

5/25/09             70         49         0.00      PARTLY CLOUDY        

 

5/31/10             85         60         0.0        HAZE

5/30/11             83         63         TR        FOG, HAZE

5/28/12             86R      62         0.0        PARTLY CLOUDY