WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY

 

 

 

TRADITIONALLY, WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY WAS OBSERVED FEBRUARY 22ND, BUT SINCE THE MONDAY HOLIDAY BILL IN 1967, IT IS NOW OBSERVED ON THE 3RD MONDAY IN FEBRUARY.

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY WAS 66 DEGREES IN 1930.  THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED OCCURRED IN 2004 WHEN THE MERCURY FELL TO MINUS 2.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH AVERAGES ABOUT 33 DEGREES AND THE LOW ABOUT 20.

 

THERE IS AN 85 PERCENT CHANCE OF GETTING PRECIPITATION OF A TRACE OR MORE.  THE MOST PRECIPITATION EVER RECEIVED WAS 0.81 INCHES IN 1900.  THE MOST SNOW FELL IN 1914 WHEN 5.9 INCHES WAS RECORDED.


 

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY                PERIOD OF RECORD:  122 YEARS        (1890‑2012)

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

HIGHEST     66 DEGREES IN 1930

LOWEST     -2 DEGREES IN 2004

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM       10 DEGREES IN 1963

HIGHEST MINIMUM      47 DEGREES IN 1930

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE       33.7 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE       19.7 DEGREES

 

 

 

              HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

            

              TEENS   20S    30S   40S   50S   60S

                                                                                                                                       NUMBER OF

                  8          37      41     28      8       1                                                                  OCCURRENCES

                7%        30%    34%   23%   7%    1%

 

 

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH MEASURABLE                      67 OCCURRENCES OR 55%

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              106 OCCURRENCES OR 87%   

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO PRECIP                           17 OCCURRENCES OR 14%

 

 

SNOWFALL:     NUMBER OF TIMES WITH A TRACE OR MORE              85

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH OVER A TRACE                    48

            NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 1.0 INCH OR MORE               16

                         NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 5.0 INCHES OR MORE           1

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:      0.81 INCHES IN 1900

 

MAXIMUM SNOWFALL:     5.9 INCHES IN 1914

 

 

  


 

WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY

 

 

 

Text Box: FEBRUARY 22ND THROUGH 1967 THEN THIRD MONDAY IN FEBRUARY

 

 

 


 

YEAR   HI                                             LO        PRECIP            REMARKS 

 

1890                                                     29         17         TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY                    

1891                                                     27         23         TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY          

1892                                                     43         33         TR                    PARTLY CLOUDY     

1893                                                     26         17         0.54/6.4            PARTLY CLOUDY

1894                                                     25         11         TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1895                                                     26         14         TR/TR               CLOUDY

1896                                                     30         11         0.40                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1897                                                     45         26         0.09/4.4            CLOUDY

1898                                                     31         26         0.11/5.1            CLOUDY

1899                                                     42         32         0.54/4.4            CLOUDY

 

1900                                                     36         30         0.06/4.8            CLOUDY

1901                                                     18         11         0.44/4.4            PARTLY CLOUDY

1902                                                     37         17         TR/TR              CLEAR

1903                                                     23         18         TR/TR               CLEAR

1904                                                     43         22         0.18/4.3            CLOUDY

 

1905                                                     38         30         0.06/4.6            CLOUDY, LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW

1906                                                     35         28         0.01/ TR            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1907                                                     12           3        0.03/4.3            MORNING FLURRIES, AFTERNOON CLEARING

1908                                                     23         13         0.02/4.2            PARTLY CLOUDY, FLURRIES DURING THE DAY

1909                                                     42         31         0.00                  CLEAR

 

1910                                                     28         19         0.21/6.1            CLOUDY, LIGHT SNOW NEARLY ALL DAY

1911                                                     30         16         0.64/6.5            CLOUDY, BREEZY, FLURRIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

1912                                                     33         11         0.30/7.0            PARTLY CLOUDY, SNOW TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

1913                                                     51         26         0.00                  CLEAR, BREEZY, LUNAR HALO OBSERVED

1914                                                     27           6        0.46/5.9            CLOUDY, SNOW TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

 

1915                                                     50         37         0.02                  CLOUDY, BREEZY, EVENING SHOWERS

1916                                                     41         16         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1917                                                     33         23         0.44/4.4            MORNING FLURRIES, AFTERNOON CLEARING

1918                                                     21           2        0.56/5.6            SNOW EARLY MORNING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON

1919                                                     43         32         0.10/4.2            MORNING FLURRIES, EVENING SHOWERS

 

1920                                                     29         20         TR/TR               CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1921                                                     37         29         TR/TR               CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1922                                                     33         29         0.32                  CLOUDY, THUNDER HEARD, UP TO 1/2" GLAZE

1923                                                     27         15         0.44/4.4            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1924                                                     21         14         0.00                  CLEAR

 

1925                                                     50         29         0.07                  CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT RAIN

1926                                                     22         15         TR/TR               CLOUDY, NOONTIME FLURRIES, LUNAR HALO OBSERVED

1927                                                     42         19         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON SHOWERS

1928                                                     44         14         0.01                  PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

1929                                                     25           8        0.03/4.3            VARIABLE CLOUDS, MORNING SNOW FLURRIES

                                        

 

 WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY

 

YEAR   HI                                             LO        PRECIP            REMARKS 

 

1930                                                     66         47         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY, RECORD WARMTH

1931                                                     36         29         TR/TR               CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

1932                                                     26         24         0.02/4.2            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SNOW

1933                                                     53         20         0.00                  INCREASING AFTERNOON CLOUDS

1934                                                     30         16         0.12/5.1            CLOUDY, SNOW FLURRIES ALL DAY

 

1935                                                     26         13         0.02/4.2            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1936                                                     20           4        0.00                  CLEAR

1937                                                     32         26         0.02/4.2            CLOUDY

1938                                                     38         18         0.08/4.3            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN AND SNOW

1939                                                     15           5        0.45/4.5            PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

1940                                                     30         16         0.00                  CLEAR

1941                                                     27         24         0.54/5.5            CLOUDY

1942                                                     25         18         0.02/4.2            CLOUDY, MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1943                                                     42         26         0.00                  CLEAR

1944                                                     38         32         0.40/TR             CLOUDY, RAIN BEGINNING AROUND NOON

 

1945                                                     52         33         0.34                  WARM AND RAINY CAUSING LOCALIZED FLOODING

1946                                                     36           7        0.10/5.5            CLOUDY, SNOW FROM NOON ON

1947                                                     18         13         0.12/2.5            CLOUDY, SNOW SQUALLS

1948                                                     31         24         TR/TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRY

1949                                                     50         31         0.35                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN AND DRIZZLE

 

1950                                                     20         13         0.62/4.4            CLOUDY, WINDY, SLEET, GLAZING

1951                                                     40         32         0.00                  PARTLY CLOUDY

1952                                                     30         24         TR/TR               CLOUDY, BREEZY

1953                                                     26         18         TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY

1954                                                     39         27         TR/TR               CLOUDY

 

1955                                                     35         31         0.35/ TR            CLOUDY

1956                                                     21           9        0.03/0.3            PARTLY CLOUDY

1957                                                     48         24         0.00                  CLOUDY

1958                                                     33         18         0.07/0.7            CLOUDY

1959                                                     37           8        0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

 

1960                                                     29         22         0.13/1.6            CLOUDY, SNOW TILL EARLY AFTERNOON

1961                                                     49         31         0.05                  PARTLY CLOUDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

1962                                                     40         29         0.07/0.5            CLOUDY, WINDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

1963                                                     10           1        TR/TR              PARTLY CLOUDY, WINDY, LATE NIGHT SHOWERS

1964                                                     20           2        TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

1965                                                     13           5        TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

1966                                                     27         14         0.02/0.3            CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

1967                                                     36         18         0.01/0.2            CLOUDY, BREEZY, EARLY MORNING FLURRIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY

 

DATE                                                                 HI      LOW      PRECIP                        REMARKS

FEB 19 1968                                         23         14         0.03/1.8            PARTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

FEB 17 1969                                         34         9          0.00                  CLEAR

 

FEB 16 1970                                         26         10         TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY

FEB 15 1971                                         25          19        0.02/0.5            CLOUDY, FLURRIES ALL DAY

FEB 21 1972                                         41          3         0.11/0.4            EARLY MORNING AND LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

FEB 19 1973                                         37          24        T /0.1               CLOUDY, AFTERNOON FLURRIES

FEB 18 1974                                         36          18        0.03/0.7            PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

FEB 17 1975                                         44          29        0.43                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS

FEB 16 1976     42           36       0.25                  CLOUDY, LATE EVENING SHOWERS

FEB 21 1977                                         20           10       0.01/0.5            PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

FEB 20 1978                                         23            4       0.00                  CLOUDY

FEB 19 1979                                         23           10       0.06/0.7            CLOUDY, MORNING SNOW

 

FEB 18 1980                                         26           13       0.02/0.4            PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

FEB 16 1981                                         55          39        0.19                  CLOUDY, AFTERNOON RAIN

FEB 15 1982                                         45          31        0.00                  CLOUDY

FEB 21 1983                                         48          33        TR                                CLOUDY, LATE MORNING SHOWERS

FEB 20 1984                                         38          31        0.02/ TR            RAIN AND SNOW FLURRIES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

 

FEB 18 1985                                         39          22        TR/TR               INCREASING CLOUDS WITH EVENING FLURRIES

FEB 17 1986                                         38         24         0.01                  CLOUDY; FREEZING DRIZZLE DURING THE MORNING

FEB 16 1987                                         19           0        TR/TR               EARLY MORNING FLURRIES THEN MOSTLY SUNNY

FEB 15 1988                                         46          28        0.47/ TR            RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW DURING THE EVENING

FEB 20 1989                                         35         22         0.02/0.1            CLOUDY, AFTERNOON SNOW

 

FEB 19 1990                                         40          22        TR/TR               MOSTLY SUNNY, EVENING FLURRIES

FEB 18 1991                                         41          27        0.11                  CLOUDY, RAIN BEGINNING IN THE EVENING

FEB 17 1992                                                     35         30         TR                                CLOUDY, LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON DRIZZLE

FEB 15 1993                                         33          27        TR/TR               CLOUDY, A FEW FLURRIES

FEB 21 1994                                         41         32         TR/TR               CLOUDY, AFTERNOON DRIZZLE, EVENING FLURRIES

 

FEB 20 1995                                         45         22         TR/TR               MOSTLY SUNNY, LATE NIGHT FLURRIES

FEB 19 1996                                         39         10         TR                                PARTLY CLOUDY, SOME AFTERNOON SUN

FEB 17 1997                                         36          5         0.01/0.1           EARLY MORNING SNOW THEN PARTLY SUNNY

FEB 16 1998                                         45         26         TR                    MOSTLY CLOUDY, EARLY MORNING SHOWER

FEB 15 1999                                         41         23         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

 

FEB 21 2000                                        38         26         TR/TR               CLOUDY, FLURRIES

FEB 19 2001                                        41         22         0.00                  CLOUDY

FEB 18 2002                                         30         14         0.00                  MOSTLY SUNNY

FEB 17 2003                                         17           7        0.20/3.3            CLOUDY. LIGHT SNOW ALL DAY

FEB 16 2004                                         21          -2        TR/TR               PARTLY CLOUDY, MORNING FLURRIES

 

FEB 21                                                 2005     32         27         0.17/1.2           CLOUDY

FEB 20 2006                                         27         16         TR/TR               PARTLY SUNNY, WINDY

FEB 19 2007                                         37           5        TR/TR               MOSTLY SUNNY

FEB 18 2008                                         51         28        0.18/TR             MOSTLY CLOUDY, WINDY

FEB 16 2009     30         20         TR/TR               LIGHT SNOW   

 

FEB 15 2010     31         22         TR/TR               LIGHT SNOW, FOG, HAZE

FEB 21 2011     24         13         0.10/TR             LIGHT SNOW, BLOWING SNOW, FOG

FEB 20 2012     43         32         0.33/MM           RAIN, SNOW