Easter Weather History for Peoria

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Mar 22:  53 & 33,  Apr 8: 60 & 39,  Apr 25: 67 & 45 
  • Warmest Easter:  87 degrees on Apr 13, 1941
  • Coldest Easter Morning:  13 degrees Mar 25, 1894 & Mar 24, 1940 
  • Coldest Easter High Temperature:  23 degrees on Mar 25, 1894
  • Warmest Easter Low Temperature:  62 degrees on Apr 12, 1903 & Apr 13, 1941 
  • Wettest Easter: 2.28 inches Mar 31, 1929 (daily average precipitation 0.10-0.13 inches)
  • Snowiest Easter:  4.6 inch snow Apr 4, 1920 (daily average snow Trace-0.1 inches) 
  • Whitest Easter:  6 inches of snow on the ground Apr 4, 1920
  • Frequency of Precipitation on Easter:  46 of 132 years (35%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Easter:  5 of 132 years (3.8%) 0.1 inch snow or more
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  5 out of 110 years (4.5%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild Easter:  38 of 132 years (29%) low 32F or colder
     32 of 131 years (24%) high 60F or warmer 

Easter Sunday varies between March 22 and April 25.  The First Council of Nicaea established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox on March 21.  Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the 3rd day after his crucifixion at Calvary.  Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40 day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Maundy Thursday, commemorating Maundy and the Last Supper, as well as Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a 50 day period called Eastertide or the Easter Season, ending with Pentecost Sunday.  Easter customs vary across the Christian world, but decorating Easter eggs, outdoor Easter Egg hunts and the Easter bunny hiding candy and colored eggs in people's houses are customs in the Western world.

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 - Mar 25 N/A  35 0.25 0.0 N/A
1884 - Apr 13 56 47 0.00 0.0 N/A
1885 - Apr 5 76 43 0.00 0.0 N/A
1886 - Apr 25 83 51 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 - Apr 10 83 54 0.00 0.0 N/A
1888 - Apr 1 72 41 0.00 0.0 N/A
1889 - Apr 21 59 52 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 - Apr 6 69 50 0.00 0.0 N/A
1891 - Mar 29 55 41 0.00 0.0 N/A
1892 - Apr 16 62 43 0.00 0.0 N/A
1893 - Apr 2 67 40 0.00 0.0 N/A
1894 - Mar 25 23 13 0.00 0.0 N/A
1895 - Apr 14 67 40 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 - Apr 5 63 38 0.00 0.0 N/A
1897 - Apr 18 73 34 0.06 0.0 N/A
1898 - Apr 10 59 40 0.32 0.0 N/A
1899 - Apr 2 36 16 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 - Apr 15 64 48 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 - Apr 7 58 39 0.00 0.0  N/A
1902 - Mar 30 61 33 0.00 0.0 N/A
1903 - Apr 12 80 62 0.00 0.0 N/A
1904 - Apr 3 44 30 0.00 0.0 N/A
1905 - Apr 23 65 37 0.00 0.0 0
1906 - Apr 15 48 39 0.00 0.0 0
1907 - Mar 31 40 27 0.00 0.0 0
1908 - Apr 19 56 30 0.00 0.0 0
1909 - Apr 11 64 36 0.00 0.0 0
1910 - Mar 27 81 56 0.00 0.0 0
1911 - Apr 16 65 34 0.00 0.0 0
1912 - Apr 7 51 35 0.00 0.0 0
1913 - Mar 23 65 35 0.95 0.0 0
1914 - Apr 12 60 28 0.00 0.0 0
1915 - Apr 4 61 31 Trace 0.0 0
1916 - Apr 23 61 37 0.00 0.0 0
1917 - Apr 8 44 29 Trace 0.0 0
1918 - Mar 31 74 44 0.07 0.0 0
1919 - Apr 20 68 49 0.00 0.0 0
1920 - Apr 4 30 23 0.46 4.6 6
1921 - Mar 27 68 29 0.04 Trace Trace
1922 - Apr 16 76 47 0.10 0.0 0
1923 - Apr 1 46 26 0.00 0.0 0
1924 - Apr 20 54 40 0.00 0.0 0
1925 - Apr 12 81 41 0.00 0.0 0
1926 - Apr 4 42 21 0.00 0.0 1
1927 - Apr 17 80 59 0.00 0.0 0
1928 - Apr 8 36 25 Trace Trace 0
1929 - Mar 31 64 40 2.28 0.0 0
1930 - Apr 20 56 47 1.01 0.0 0
1931 - Apr 5 53 33 Trace 0.0 0
1932 - Mar 27 52 31 0.00 0.0 0
1933 - Apr 16 46 42 0.64 0.0 0
1934 - Apr 1 55 35 0.21 0.0 0
1935 - Apr 21 64 38 0.00 0.0 0
1936 - Apr 12 60 38 Trace 0.0 0
1937 - Mar 28 43 29 0.00 0.0 0
1938 - Apr 17 76 58 0.00 0.0 0
1939 - Apr 9 64 34 0.00 0.0 0
1940 - Mar 24 25 13 0.00 0.0 0
1941 - Apr 13 87 62 0.00 0.0 0
1942 - Apr 5 76 57 0.00 0.0 0
1943 - Apr 25 59 44 0.86 0.0 0
1944 - Apr 9 63 43 0.09 0.0 0
1945 - Apr 1 73 52 0.00 0.0 0
1946 - Apr 21 83 50 0.00 0.0 0
1947 - Apr 6 48 38 0.00 0.0 0
1948 - Mar 28 48 24 0.00 0.0 0
1949 - Apr 17 60 37 0.11 Trace 0
1950 - Apr 9 43 34 0.08 0.0 0
1951 - Mar 25 38 24 Trace Trace 0
1952 - Apr 13 50 36 0.23 Trace 0
1953 - Apr 5 49 31 0.00 0.0 0
1954 - Apr 18 66 50 Trace 0.0 0
1955 - Apr 10 75 48 Trace 0.0 0
1956 - Apr 1 75 43 0.00 0.0 0
1957 - Apr 21 69 48 Trace 0.0 0
1958 - Apr 6 52 35 0.08 0.0 0
1959 - Mar 29 48 35 0.00 0.0 0
1960 - Apr 17 57 36 0.27 0.0 0
1961 - Apr 2 46 20 0.00 0.0 0
1962 - Apr 22 71 48 0.01 0.0 0
1963 - Apr 14 65 32 0.00 0.0 0
1964 - Mar 29 31 18 0.06 1.3 1
1965 - Apr 18 59 38 Trace 0.0 0
1966 - Apr 10 51 26 0.20 0.0 0
1967 - Mar 26 63 46 0.10 0.0 0
1968 - Apr 14 62 37 0.28 0.0 0
1969 - Apr 6 60 30 0.00 0.0 0
1970 - Mar 29 36 19 0.00 0.0 0
1971 - Apr 11 80 43 0.00 0.0 0
1972 - Apr 2 42 31 0.01 0.1 Trace
1973 - Apr 22 65 52 0.07 0.0 0
1974 - Apr 14 62 40 0.49 0.0 0
1975 - Mar 30 34 19 Trace Trace 0
1976 - Apr 18 76 57 0.01 0.0 0
1977 - Apr 10 82 48 0.00 0.0 0
1978 - Mar 26 33 31 0.07 0.4

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1979 - Apr 15 60 35 0.00 0.0 0
1980 - Apr 6 65 46 0.28 0.0 0
1981 - Apr 19 53 46 0.50 0.0 0
1982 - Apr 11 48 21 0.00 0.0 3
1983 - Apr 3 42 35 0.03 0.1 0
1984 - Apr 22 45 39 0.71 0.0 0
1985 - Apr 7 50 31 Trace Trace 0
1986 - Mar 30 83 58 Trace 0.0 0
1987 - Apr 19 81 54 0.00 0.0 0
1988 - Apr 3 58 47 0.09 0.0 0
1989 - Mar 26 78 53 0.00 0.0 0
1990 - Apr 15 63 38 0.00 0.0 0
1991 - Mar 31 57 33 0.01 0.0 0
1992 - Apr 19 70 60 0.10 0.0 0
1993 - Apr 11 58 41 0.00 0.0 0
1994 - Apr 3 53 32 0.00 0.0 0
1995 - Apr 16 73 45 0.03 0.0 0
1996 - Apr 7 45 29 0.00 0.0 0
1997 - Mar 30 55 38 0.08 0.0 0
1998 - Apr 12 72 51 0.00 0.0 0
1999 - Apr 4 66 40 0.02 0.0 0
2000 - Apr 23 60 47 0.22 0.0 0
2001 - Apr 15 57 39 0.37 0.0 0
2002 - Mar 31 47 30 0.06 0.0 0
2003 - Apr 20 64 51 0.02 0.0 0
2004 - Apr 11 53 31 0.00 0.0 0
2005 - Mar 27 53 31 0.00 0.0 0
2006 - Apr 16 72 55 0.80 0.0 0
2007 - Apr 8 38 32 0.00 0.0 0
2008 - Mar 23 40 30 Trace Trace 0
2009 - Apr 12 57 32 Trace 0.0 0
2010 - Apr 4  75  49 0.21  0.0 
2011 - Apr 24  59 45   Trace 0.0   0
2012 - Apr 8 67  40  0.00  0.0 
2013 - Mar 31 61  38  0.00   0.0  0
2014 - Apr 20  81 51  0.00  0.0   0
2015 - Apr 5          
2016 - Mar 27          

Peoria Easter High Temperature Statistics
Peoria Easter Low Temperature Statistics
Peoria Easter Precipitation Statistics
Peoria Easter Snowfall Statistics
Peoria Easter Snow Depth Statistics

High Temperatures on Easter...
Highs 20-29F...  2 days (1.5%)
Highs 30-39F... 9 days (6.9%)
Highs 40-49F... 21 days (16%)
Highs 50-59F... 30 days (23%)
Highs 60-69F... 38 days (29%)
Highs 70-79F... 18 days (14%)
Highs 80-89F... 13 days (9.9%)
Low Temperatures on Easter...
Lows 10-19F... 6 days (4.5%)
Lows 20-29F... 15 days (11%)
Lows 30-39F... 51 days (39%)
Lows 40-49F... 37 days (28%)
Lows 50-59F... 20 days (15%)
Lows 60-69F... 3 days (2.3%)
Precipitation on Easter...
Dry............... 71 days (54%)
Trace............. 16 days (12%)
0.01-0.10 inches...23 days (17%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 7 days (5.3%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 8 days (6.1%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 3 days (2.3%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 1 day (0.8%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.51+ inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
Snowfall on Easter...
No Snow...........119 days (90%)
Trace............. 8 days (6.1%)
0.1-0.4 inches.... 3 days (2.3%)
0.5-0.9 inches.... 0 days (0%)
1-1.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
2-2.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
Snow Depth on Easter...
No Snow.......... 103 days (94%)
Trace.............. 2 days (1.8%)
1 inch............. 3 days (2.7%)
2 inches........... 0 days (0%)
3 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
4 inches........... 0 days (0%)
5 inches........... 0 days (0%)
6 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)

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