Easter Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Mar 22:  55 & 34F,  Apr 8: 62 & 40F,  Apr 25: 68 & 46F 
  • Warmest Easter:  89 degrees on Apr 13, 1941 
  • Coldest Easter Morning:  8 degrees on Mar 25, 1894
  • Coldest Easter High Temperature:  21 degrees on Mar 25, 1894  
  • Warmest Easter Low Temperature:  62 degrees on Apr 19, 1992 
  • Wettest Easter: 1.32 inches Mar 27, 1921 (daily average precipitation 0.09-0.13 inches) 
  • Snowiest Easter: 4.7 inches on Apr 4, 1920 (daily average snow Trace-0.1 inches)
  • Whitest Easter:  5 inches of snow on the ground Apr 4, 1920
  • Frequency of Precipitation Easter:  54 of 135 years (40%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Easter:  7 of 135 years (5.2%) 0.1 inch or more of snow
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  2 of 115 years (1.7%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild Easter:  30 of 135 years (22%) low 32F or colder
    35 of 135 years (26%) high 70F 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 Springfield from 1879 to 1947, and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present.

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1879 - Apr 13 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A
1880 - Mar 28 52 39 0.09 0.0 N/A
1881 - Apr 16 66 39 0.00 0.0 N/A
1882 - Apr 9 75 56 0.13 0.0 N/A
1883 - Mar 25 50 35 0.35 0.0 N/A
1884 - Apr 13 58 46 0.06 0.0 N/A
1885 - Apr 5 73 43 0.00 0.0 N/A
1886 - Apr 25 77 59 Trace 0.0 0
1887 - Apr 10 78 50 0.00 0.0 N/A
1888 - Apr 1 76 42 0.00 0.0 N/A
1889 - Apr 21 63 52 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 - Apr 6 67 46 Trace 0.0 N/A
1891 - Mar 29 51 38 Trace 0.0 N/A
1892 - Apr 16 63 42 0.10 0.0 N/A
1893 - Apr 2 66 36 0.00 0.0 N/A
1894 - Mar 25 21 8 0.00 0.0 N/A
1895 - Apr 14 59 37 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 - Apr 5 65 44 0.00 0.0 N/A
1897 - Apr 18 72 40 0.00 0.0 N/A
1898 - Apr 10 57 48 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 - Apr 2 36 24 0.10 1.0 N/A
1900 - Apr 15 62 50 0.07 0.0 N/A
1901 - Apr 7 55 39 0.00 0.0 0
1902 - Mar 30 45 33 0.66 Trace 0
1903 - Apr 12 74 52 Trace 0.0 0
1904 - Apr 3 43 31 0.00 0.0 0
1905 - Apr 23 66 42 0.00 0.0 0
1906 - Apr 15 51 40 0.00 0.0 0
1907 - Mar 31 44 30 0.00 0.0 0
1908 - Apr 19 76 55 0.00 0.0 0
1909 - Apr 11 66 36 0.00 0.0 0
1910 - Mar 27 84 58 0.00 0.0 0
1911 - Apr 16 68 42 0.00 0.0 0
1912 - Apr 7 53 38 0.00 0.0 0
1913 - Mar 23 67 36 0.02 0.0 0
1914 - Apr 12 60 33 0.00 0.0 0
1915 - Apr 4 60 33 Trace 0.0 0
1916 - Apr 23 65 39 0.00 0.0 0
1917 - Apr 8 46 31 0.11 0.2 0
1918 - Mar 31 74 46 0.09 0.0 0
1919 - Apr 20 71 46 0.00 0.0 0
1920 - Apr 4 30 23 0.51 4.7 5
1921 - Mar 27 66 30 1.32 0.2 Trace
1922 - Apr 16 78 48 0.41 0.0 0
1923 - Apr 1 48 27 0.00 0.0 0
1924 - Apr 20 52 41 0.00 0.0 0
1925 - Apr 12 81 48 0.00 0.0 0
1926 - Apr 4 50 28 0.00 0.0 0
1927 - Apr 17 81 59 0.00 0.0 0
1928 - Apr 8 41 27 0.00 0.0 0
1929 - Mar 31 72 44 0.96 0.0 0
1930 - Apr 20 58 48 0.43 0.0 0
1931 - Apr 5 55 35 0.01 0.0 0
1932 - Mar 27 50 34 0.00 0.0 0
1933 - Apr 16 52 45 0.36 0.0 0
1934 - Apr 1 58 35 0.09 0.0 0
1935 - Apr 21 66 43 0.00 0.0 0
1936 - Apr 12 59 42 Trace 0.0 0
1937 - Mar 28 45 31 0.00 0.0 0
1938 - Apr 17 76 57 0.00 0.0 0
1939 - Apr 9 67 38 Trace 0.0 0
1940 - Mar 24 28 17 0.00 0.0 0
1941 - Apr 13 89 60 Trace 0.0 0
1942 - Apr 5 80 60 0.00 0.0 0
1943 - Apr 25 59 52 0.89 0.0 0
1944 - Apr 9 63 53 0.42 0.0 0
1945 - Apr 1 62 50 0.67 0.0 0
1946 - Apr 21 84 51 0.00 0.0 0
1947 - Apr 6 56 42 0.00 0.0 0
1948 - Mar 28 49 27 0.00 0.0 0
1949 - Apr 17 62 36 0.02 0.0 0
1950 - Apr 9 47 37 0.03 0.0 0
1951 - Mar 25 36 25 0.08 0.8 Trace
1952 - Apr 13 48 36 0.11 0.0 0
1953 - Apr 5 51 35 Trace 0.0 0
1954 - Apr 18 67 49 0.00 0.0 0
1955 - Apr 10 75 47 0.12 0.0 0
1956 - Apr 1 74 43 0.00 0.0 0
1957 - Apr 21 71 53 Trace 0.0 0
1958 - Apr 6 55 38 0.23 0.0 0
1959 - Mar 29 49 37 0.00 0.0 0
1960 - Apr 17 67 38 0.44 0.0 0
1961 - Apr 2 49 21 Trace 0.0 0
1962 - Apr 22 75 49 0.02 0.0 0
1963 - Apr 14 68 29 0.00 0.0 0
1964 - Mar 29 36 21 0.02 0.4 Trace
1965 - Apr 18 59 41 Trace 0.0 0
1966 - Apr 10 55 29 Trace 0.0 0
1967 - Mar 26 66 52 0.04 0.0 0
1968 - Apr 14 66 37 0.02 0.0 0
1969 - Apr 6 61 32 0.00 0.0 0
1970 - Mar 29 42 22 0.00 0.0 0
1971 - Apr 11 80 49 0.00 0.0 0
1972 - Apr 2 47 33 Trace Trace 0
1973 - Apr 22 68 57 1.11 0.0 0
1974 - Apr 14 66 42 0.07 0.0 0
1975 - Mar 30 35 23 Trace Trace 0
1976 - Apr 18 76 51 0.01 0.0 0
1977 - Apr 10 85 55 0.00 0.0 0
1978 - Mar 26 33 32 0.03 Trace 1
1979 - Apr 15 62 41 0.00 0.0 0
1980 - Apr 6 67 48 Trace 0.0 0
1981 - Apr 19 58 52 1.05 0.0 0
1982 - Apr 11 55 30 0.00 0.0 0
1983 - Apr 3 43 35 0.03 Trace Trace
1984 - Apr 22 48 42 0.25 0.0 0
1985 - Apr 7 51 35 Trace 0.0 0
1986 - Mar 30 83 57 0.02 0.0 0
1987 - Apr 19 80 53 0.00 0.0 0
1988 - Apr 3 58 44 0.03 0.0 0
1989 - Mar 26 75 54 0.00 0.0 0
1990 - Apr 15 56 36 0.01 0.0 0
1991 - Mar 31 59 36 Trace 0.0 0
1992 - Apr 19 70 62 0.18 0.0 0
1993 - Apr 11 60 42 0.00 0.0 0
1994 - Apr 3 50 32 0.01 0.0 0
1995 - Apr 16 73 46 0.52 0.0 0
1996 - Apr 7 48 25 0.03 0.0 0
1997 - Mar 30 55 39 0.10 0.0 0
1998 - Apr 12 73 50 0.00 0.0 0
1999 - Apr 4 64 47 Trace 0.0 0
2000 - Apr 23 62 47 0.48 0.0 0
2001 - Apr 15 61 43 0.06 0.0 0
2002 - Mar 31 53 30 Trace 0.0 0
2003 - Apr 20 64 52 0.15 0.0 0
2004 - Apr 11 56 32 0.00 0.0 0
2005 - Mar 27 54 36 0.00 0.0 0
2006 - Apr 16 80 61 0.63 0.0 0
2007 - Apr 8 42 30 0.00 0.0 0
2008 - Mar 23 40 30 0.07 0.2 Trace
2009 - Apr 12 57 30 0.01 0.0 0
2010 - Apr 4  78  48  0.00 0.0 
2011 - Apr 24  60  49 0.00  0.0 
2012 - Apr 8  69  41 0.00  0.0 
2013 - Mar 31  64 40  0.00  0.0 
2014 - Apr 20  82 51  0.00  0.0 
2015 - Apr 5          
2016 - Mar 27          

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

High Temperatures on Easter...
Highs 20-29F...  2 days (1.5%)
Highs 30-39F...  6 days (4.4%)
Highs 40-49F... 19 days (14%)
Highs 50-59F... 35 days (26%)
Highs 60-69F... 38 days (28%)
Highs 70-79F... 23 days (17%)
Highs 80-89F... 12 days (8.9%)
Low Temperatures on Easter...
Lows 0-9F... 1 day (0.7%)
Lows 10-19F... 1 day (0.7%)
Lows 20-29F... 14 days (10%)
Lows 30-39F... 47 days (35%)
Lows 40-49F... 42 days (31%)
Lows 50-59F... 26 days (19%)
Lows 60-69F... 4 days (3%)
Precipitation on Easter...
Dry............... 61 days (45%)
Trace............. 20 days (15%)
0.01-0.10 inches...29 days (21%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 8 days (6%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 7 days (5.2%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 5 days (3.7%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 1 day (0.7%)
1.51+ inches....... 0 days (0%)
Snowfall on Easter...
No Snow...........123 days (91%)
Trace............. 5 days (3.7%)
0.1-0.4 inches.... 4 days (3.0%)
0.5-0.9 inches.... 1 day (0.7%)
1-1.9 inches....... 1 day (0.7%)
2-2.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 1 day (0.7%)
Snow Depth on Easter...
No Snow.......... 107 days (93%)
Trace.............. 5 days (4.3%)
1 inch............. 1 day (0.9%)
2 inches........... 0 days (0%)
3 inches........... 0 days (0%)
4 inches........... 0 days (0%)
5 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
6 inches........... 0 days (0%)

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