Memorial Day Weather History for Peoria

  • Normal High & Low Temperature May 30:  78 & 56 degrees
  • Warmest Memorial Day:  98 degrees on May 30, 1934
  • Coldest Memorial Day Morning:  34 degrees on May 25, 1992 
  • Coldest Memorial Day High Temperature:  52 degrees on May 30, 1889
  • Warmest Memorial Day Low Temperature:  73 degrees on May 30, 1895 
  • Wettest Memorial Day: 1.90 inches on May 30, 2010 (daily average precipitation 0.13 inches)
  • Frequency of Precipitation on Memorial Day:  48 of 132 years (36%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Cool & Mild Memorial Days:  24 of 132 years (18%) low below 50F
     52 of 132 years (39%) high 80F or warmer
  • Sunrise 5:30 AM  Sunset 8:22 PM CDT 

Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed in the United States on May 30 prior to 1971, and has been observed on the last Monday of May since 1971.  Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War.  By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor Americans who have died in all wars. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.  By the early 20th century, Memorial Day was an occasion for more general expressions of memory, as people visited the graves of their deceased relatives in church cemeteries where they put flowers on their graves, whether they had served in the military or not. It also became a long weekend increasingly devoted to shopping, family gatherings, fireworks, trips to the beach, and national media events such as the Indianapolis 500 auto race, held since 1911 on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.  

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 - May 30 63 57 0.33 0.0 N/A
1884 - May 30 77 45 0.00 0.0 N/A
1885 - May 30 71 57 0.04 0.0 N/A
1886 - May 30 85 62 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 - May 30 75 57 0.18 0.0 N/A
1888 - May 30 80 56 0.00 0.0 N/A
1889 - May 30 52 43 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 - May 30 93 66 0.00 0.0 N/A
1891 - May 30 77 57 0.08 0.0 N/A
1892 - May 30 77 62 0.00 0.0 N/A
1893 - May 30 83 62 0.00 0.0 N/A
1894 - May 30 60 47 0.00 0.0 N/A
1895 - May 30 92 73 0.04 0.0 N/A
1896 - May 30 89 63 0.02 0.0 N/A
1897 - May 30 64 48 0.00 0.0 N/A
1898 - May 30 74 52 0.22 0.0 N/A
1899 - May 30 85 55 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 - May 30 87 62 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 - May 30 69 41 0.00 0.0  N/A
1902 - May 30 76 63 0.00 0.0 N/A
1903 - May 30 61 57 0.14 0.0 N/A
1904 - May 30 68 61 0.05 0.0 N/A
1905 - May 30 66 51 Trace 0.0 0
1906 - May 30 79 56 0.43 0.0 0
1907 - May 30 70 57 0.05 0.0 0
1908 - May 30 72 56 0.00 0.0 0
1909 - May 30 77 63 0.25 0.0 0
1910 - May 30 69 48 0.00 0.0 0
1911 - May 30 85 60 0.00 0.0 0
1912 - May 30 72 43 0.00 0.0 0
1913 - May 30 85 66 0.00 0.0 0
1914 - May 30 82 53 0.00 0.0 0
1915 - May 30 68 52 0.01 0.0 0
1916 - May 30 76 54 0.00 0.0 0
1917 - May 30 66 58 1.23 0.0 0
1918 - May 30 86 67 0.00 0.0 0
1919 - May 30 90 62 0.00 0.0 0
1920 - May 30 83 57 0.00 0.0 0
1921 - May 30 90 63 0.00 0.0 0
1922 - May 30 84 59 0.00 0.0 0
1923 - May 30 81 60 0.00 0.0 0
1924 - May 30 69 39 0.00 0.0 0
1925 - May 30 86 57 0.00 0.0 0
1926 - May 30 85 65 0.04 0.0 0
1927 - May 30 71 53 0.00 0.0 0
1928 - May 30 75 54 0.00 0.0 0
1929 - May 30 87 69 0.08 0.0 0
1930 - May 30 67 37 0.00 0.0 0
1931 - May 30 65 52 0.63 0.0 0
1932 - May 30 77 54 0.01 0.0 0
1933 - May 30 77 56 0.00 0.0 0
1934 - May 30 98 62 0.00 0.0 0
1935 - May 30 74 56 0.01 0.0 0
1936 - May 30 76 45 0.00 0.0 0
1937 - May 30 92 71 0.00 0.0 0
1938 - May 30 80 59 0.00 0.0 0
1939 - May 30 88 58 0.00 0.0 0
1940 - May 30 74 54 0.29 0.0 0
1941 - May 30 90 69 0.58 0.0 0
1942 - May 30 92 70 Trace 0.0 0
1943 - May 30 77 68 Trace 0.0 0
1944 - May 30 90 66 0.03 0.0 0
1945 - May 30 77 50 0.00 0.0 0
1946 - May 30 83 57 0.00 0.0 0
1947 - May 30 64 38 Trace 0.0 0
1948 - May 30 79 51 0.00 0.0 0
1949 - May 30 82 56 0.00 0.0 0
1950 - May 30 77 63 Trace 0.0 0
1951 - May 30 82 56 0.00 0.0 0
1952 - May 30 78 51 Trace 0.0 0
1953 - May 30 91 68 Trace 0.0 0
1954 - May 30 79 51 0.00 0.0 0
1955 - May 30 70 50 0.00 0.0 0
1956 - May 30 83 67 0.00 0.0 0
1957 - May 30 79 60 0.02 0.0 0
1958 - May 30 84 56 Trace 0.0 0
1959 - May 30 84 64 0.14 0.0 0
1960 - May 30 74 54 0.00 0.0 0
1961 - May 30 76 41 0.00 0.0 0
1962 - May 30 84 65 Trace 0.0 0
1963 - May 30 76 48 0.00 0.0 0
1964 - May 30 73 43 0.00 0.0 0
1965 - May 30 71 46 0.00 0.0 0
1966 - May 30 68 42 0.00 0.0 0
1967 - May 30 57 50 0.72 0.0 0
1968 - May 30 69 48 0.00 0.0 0
1969 - May 30 83 62 0.00 0.0 0
1970 - May 30 79 65 Trace 0.0 0
1971 - May 31 83 52 0.00 0.0 0
1972 - May 29 78 59 0.07 0.0 0
1973 - May 28 67 54 0.10 0.0 0
1974 - May 27 68 52 Trace 0.0 0
1975 - May 26 75 59 1.02 0.0 0
1976 - May 31 73 58 0.00 0.0 0
1977 - May 30 87 62 0.00 0.0 0
1978 - May 29 84 66 0.06 0.0

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1979 - May 28 78 47 0.00 0.0 0
1980 - May 26 81 61 0.00 0.0 0
1981 - May 25 80 51 0.07 0.0 0
1982 - May 31 73 57 0.00 0.0 0
1983 - May 30 65 45 0.02 0.0 0
1984 - May 28 53 42 0.41 0.0 0
1985 - May 27 72 57 0.92 0.0 0
1986 - May 26 67 60 0.24 0.0 0
1987 - May 25 78 55 0.33 0.0 0
1988 - May 30 89 62 0.00 0.0 0
1989 - May 29 88 57 Trace 0.0 0
1990 - May 28 75 56 0.00 0.0 0
1991 - May 27 88 65 0.00 0.0 0
1992 - May 25 54 34 0.00 0.0 0
1993 - May 31 67 50 Trace 0.0 0
1994 - May 30 89 64 0.00 0.0 0
1995 - May 29 71 51 0.01 0.0 0
1996 - May 27 59 50 1.66 0.0 0
1997 - May 26 55 48 0.68 0.0 0
1998 - May 25 70 56 0.02 0.0 0
1999 - May 31 81 64 0.15 0.0 0
2000 - May 29 71 54 0.00 0.0 0
2001 - May 28 70 47 0.03 0.0 0
2002 - May 27 76 54 Trace 0.0 0
2003 - May 26 75 46 0.00 0.0 0
2004 - May 31 74 55 0.09 0.0 0
2005 - May 30 78 54 Trace 0.0 0
2006 - May 29 93 71 Trace 0.0 0
2007 - May 28 79 61 0.01 0.0 0
2008 - May 26 82 65 0.34 0.0 0
2009 - May 25 72 58 0.11 0.0 0
2010 - May 31  80  65 1.90  0.0  
2011 - May 30  84 63  Trace  0.0 
2012 - May 28 91   69  Trace 0.0 
2013 - May 27  69 58   1.44 0.0 
2014 - May 26 90  65  0.11  0.0 
2015 - May 25          

 Peoria Memorial Day High Temperature Statistics

Peoria Memorial Day Low Temperature Statistics

Peoria Memorial Day Precipitation Statistics

High Temperatures on Memorial Day...
Highs 50-59F.... 6 days (4.5%)
Highs 60-69F... 22 days  (17%)
Highs 70-79F... 52 days  (39%)
Highs 80-89F... 39 days  (30%)
Highs 90-99F....13 days (9.8%)
Low Temperatures on Memorial Day...

Lows 30-39F... 4 days (3%)

Lows 40-49F... 20 days (15%)
Lows 50-59F... 61 days (46%)
Lows 60-69F... 43 days (33%)
Lows 70-79F... 4 days (3%)





Precipitation on Memorial Day...
Dry............... 66 days (50%)
Trace............. 18 days (14%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 23 days (17%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 9 days (6.8%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 6 days (4.5%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 4 days (3%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 1 day (0.8%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 1 day (0.8%)
1.51+ inches....... 2 days (1.5%)

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