Valentines Day Weather History for Peoria

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Feb 14:  37 & 21 degrees
  • Warmest Valentines Day:  67 degrees in 1918 & 1954
  • Coldest Valentines Morning:  -15 degrees in 1905
  • Coldest Valentines Daytime High Temperature:  10 degrees in 1943
  • Warmest Valentines Nighttime Low Temperature:  40 degrees in 1890 & 1954 
  • Wettest Valentines Day:  1.21 inches in 1908 (Daily average precipitation 0.06 inches)
  • Snowiest Valentines Day:  4.2 inches of snow in 2014 (daily average snow 0.3 inches) 
  • Whitest Valentines Day:  17 inch snow depth in 1979 (3rd deepest snow depth on record) 
  • Frequency of Precipitation Valentines Day:  45 of 130 years (35%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  39 out of 111 years (35%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild Valentines Day:  32 of 132 years (24%) low below 15F
     40 of 132 years (30%) high 40F or warmer 
  • Sunrise 6:53 AM  Sunset 5:32 PM CST

The 17 inch snow depth on Feb 14th, 1979 was tied for the 3rd deepest snow cover on record at Peoria which was reached for six consecutive days from Feb 9-14, 1979. There was also 17 inch snow depth reported on Jan 16, Jan 28 and Jan 31-Feb 3 in 1979.  The deepest snow depth was 20 inches on Jan 14, 1979 and the 2nd deepest snow depth was 18 inches on Jan 15, 1979. 

Valentine's Day, also known as Saint Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14.  Valentine's Day was was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and later removed from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.  This holiday was honoring one or more early Christian martyrs like Saint Valentine, Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni.  It is traditionally a day on which couples express their love for each other by presenting flowers, giving confectionery like candy hearts and chocolates, and sending greeting cards known as valentines. The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages (1000-1300 AD), when the tradition of courtly love flourished. 

Specific weather data follows.  These were measured in downtown Peoria from 1883 to 1904, 
Bradley University from 1905 to 1943, and at the Greater Peoria Airport since 1943.
 

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1883 46  38 0.00 0.0 N/A
1884 23 5 0.00 0.0 N/A
1885 32 7 N/A N/A N/A
1886 39 34 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 42 38 0.12 0.0 N/A
1888 36 16 0.00 0.0 N/A
1889 46 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 47 40 0.44 0.0 N/A
1891 54 25 0.00 0.0 N/A
1892 35 25 0.45 N/A N/A
1893 45 28 0.90 0.0 N/A
1894 29 21 0.15 1.0 N/A
1895 31 17 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 40 16 0.00 0.0 N/A
1897 39 28 0.31 4.0 N/A
1898 39 30 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 29 18 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1901 35 15 0.00 0.0  N/A
1902 32 10 0.00 0.0 N/A
1903 34 29 0.20 N/A 4
1904 28 16 0.00 0.0 N/A
1905 20 -15 0.04 0.5 7
1906 25 8 Trace Trace 0
1907 35 24 0.00 0.0 0
1908 36 31 1.21 0.0 0
1909 31 18 0.40 Trace 1
1910 52 31 0.00 0.0 0
1911 54 38 0.19 0.0 0
1912 35 24 0.02 0.3 1
1913 44 16 0.00 0.0 Trace
1914 23 4 Trace Trace 2
1915 43 32 Trace 0.0 0
1916 27 1 0.00 0.0 1
1917 35 13 0.00 0.0 Trace
1918 67 30 Trace 0.0 0
1919 37 32 0.44 1.1 Trace
1920 17 0 Trace Trace Trace
1921 57 35 0.00 0.0 0
1922 35 14 0.00 0.0 0
1923 11 0 0.00 0.0 0
1924 43 29 0.00 0.0 Trace
1925 38 18 0.00 0.0 Trace
1926 38 32 Trace Trace 0
1927 35 31 0.04 Trace 0
1928 44 34 0.01 0.0 0
1929 30 2 Trace Trace 2
1930 27 17 0.02 0.6 Trace
1931 31 13 0.00 0.0 0
1932 32 26 Trace Trace 0
1933 23 12 Trace Trace 6
1934 62 26 0.00 0.0 0
1935 51 35 0.13 0.0 0
1936 26 -4 0.01 0.1 6
1937 36 24 Trace Trace 0
1938 36 22 0.00 0.0 0
1939 35 26 0.00 0.0 Trace
1940 29 20 Trace Trace Trace
1941 31 25 Trace Trace 0
1942 38 26 0.08 Trace 2
1943 10 -4 0.00 0.0 2
1944 30 17 0.22 2.2 7
1945 51 35 Trace 0.0 0
1946 27 1 0.02 0.2 3
1947 52 33 Trace 0.0 0
1948 29 11 0.00 0.0 1
1949 28 14 0.30 0.3 Trace
1950 35 27 0.10 1.0 1
1951 26 11 0.02 Trace 1
1952 27 22 0.05 0.5 3
1953 44 25 0.00 0.0 0
1954 67 40 0.00 0.0 0
1955 33 19 0.00 0.0 2
1956 40 30 0.00 0.0 0
1957 38 23 0.00 0.0 0
1958 30 19 0.10 1.5 2
1959 40 25 0.01 0.0 Trace
1960 31 17 Trace Trace Trace
1961 51 27 0.00 0.0 0
1962 37 31 0.00 0.0 0
1963 17 3 Trace Trace Trace
1964 33 15 0.00 0.0 4
1965 39 20 0.00 0.0 0
1966 31 21 0.00 0.0 0
1967 53 36 0.00 0.0 1
1968 30 10 0.00 0.0 0
1969 32 19 0.00 0.0 Trace
1970 20 11 0.00 0.0 3
1971 28 11 Trace Trace 0
1972 47 24 0.04 0.2 1
1973 34 28 0.09 0.6 0
1974 31 26 Trace Trace 0
1975 29 18 Trace 0.0 2
1976 43 24 Trace 0.0 0
1977 35 20 0.04 0.6 Trace
1978 29 15 Trace Trace 8
1979 33 18 Trace 0.0 17
1980 30 27 0.28 2.8 3
1981 36 14 0.00 0.0 5
1982 40 22 0.00 0.0 5
1983 54 29 0.00 0.0 0
1984 58 30 0.00 0.0 0
1985 18 7 0.01 0.1 7
1986 26 1 0.22 2.8 3
1987 41 30 0.00 0.0 0
1988 41 23 0.12 Trace 6
1989 33 20 Trace Trace 2
1990 31 26 1.18 2.2 Trace
1991 35 6 0.05 0.6 0
1992 35 32 0.83 Trace Trace
1993 26 15 0.00 0.0 1
1994 55 25 0.00 0.0 0
1995 33 14 0.04 0.6 0
1996 34 27 Trace Trace 0
1997 39 20 0.01 N/A N/A
1998 46 25 0.00 0.0 0
1999 50 21 0.00 0.0 0
2000 33 27 Trace 0.1 Trace
2001 38 31 0.12 0.0 0
2002 50 27 0.00 0.0 0
2003 39 25 0.45 2.4 0
2004 36 17 0.00 0.0 0
2005 50 38 0.05 0.0 0
2006 60 24 0.00 0.0 0
2007 18 4 0.00 0.0 8
2008 45 21 0.00 0.0 Trace
2009 33 23 Trace Trace 1
2010 30 14 0.00 0.0 4
2011 44 27 0.00 0.0 7
2012 37 29 0.01 0.2 1
2013 41 32 Trace Trace 0
2014 22 7 0.30 4.2 6

Peoria Valentines Day High Temperature Statistics

Peoria Valentines Day Low Temperature Statistics

Peoria Valentines Day Precipitation Statistics

Peoria Valentines Day Snowfall Statistics

Peoria Valentines Day Snow Depth Statistics

High Temperatures on Valentines Day...
Highs 10-19F...  6 days (4.5%)
Highs 20-29F... 24 days (18%)
Highs 30-39F... 60 days (45%)
Highs 40-49F... 22 days (17%)
Highs 50-59F... 15 days (11%)
Highs 60-69F... 4 days (3%)
Low Temperatures on Valentines Day...
Lows -20--11F.. 1 day (0.8%)
Lows -10--1F... 2 days (1.5%)
Lows 0-9F..... 15 days (11%)
Lows 10-19F... 35 days (27%)
Lows 20-29F... 50 days (38%)
Lows 30-39F... 26 days (20%)
Lows 40-49F.... 2 days (1.5%)
Precipitation on Valentines Day...
Dry............... 59 days (45%)
Trace............. 27 days (21%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 22 days (17%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 9 days (6.9%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 9 days (6.9%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 0 days (0%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
Snowfall on Valentines Day...
No Snow........... 76 days (60%)
Trace............. 25 days (20%)
0.1-0.4 inches..... 8 days (6.3%)
0.5-0.9 inches..... 7 days (5.5%)
1-1.9 inches....... 4 days (3.1%)
2-2.9 inches....... 5 days (3.9%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 2 days (1.5%)
Snow Depth on Valentines Day...
No Snow........... 51 days (46%)
Trace............. 19 days (17%)
1 inch............ 11 days (9.9%)
2 inches........... 8 days (7.2%)
3 inches........... 5 days (4.5%)
4 inches........... 3 days (2.7%)
5 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
6 inches........... 4 days (3.6%)
7 inches........... 4 days (3.6%)
8 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
9 inches........... 0 days (0%)
10 inches.......... 0 days (0%)
11 inches.......... 0 days (0%)
12-14 inches....... 0 days (0%)
15-17 inches....... 1 day (0.9%)

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