Memorial Day Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature May 30:  79 & 57 degrees 
  • Warmest Memorial Day:  96 degrees on May 30, 1934
  • Coldest Memorial Day Morning:  37 degrees May 25, 1992 
  • Coldest Memorial Day High Temperature:  50 degrees on May 30, 1889
  • Warmest Memorial Day Low Temperature:  72 degrees May 30, 1941-42, May 29, 2006
    & May 28, 2012 
  • Wettest Memorial Day: 2.48 inches May 26, 1975 (daily average precipitation 0.15 inches)
  • Frequency of Precipitation on Memorial Day:  53 of 134 years (40%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Cool & Mild Memorial Days:  16 of 134 years (12%) low below 50F
     57 of 134 years (43%) high 80F or warmer
  • Sunrise 5:33 AM  Sunset 8:20 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 Springfield from 1879 to 1947, and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present. 
 

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1880 - May 30 75  57 0.00 0.0 0
1881 - May 30 85 66 0.21 0.0 0
1882 - May 30 74 54 Trace 0.0 0
1883 - May 30 63 55 0.56 0.0 0
1884 - May 30 73 45 0.00 0.0 0
1885 - May 30 70 59 0.09 0.0 0
1886 - May 30 82 62 Trace 0.0 0
1887 - May 30 72 55 0.10 0.0 0
1888 - May 30 78 54 0.00 0.0 0
1889 - May 30 50 40 0.00 0.0 0
1890 - May 30 86 63 0.00 0.0 0
1891 - May 30 78 54 0.00 0.0 0
1892 - May 30 72 63 0.05 0.0 0
1893 - May 30 78 59 0.13 0.0 0
1894 - May 30 65 50 0.00 0.0 0
1895 - May 30 90 68 0.00 0.0 0
1896 - May 30 79 61 0.00 0.0 0
1897 - May 30 62 53 0.00 0.0 0
1898 - May 30 68 53 0.05 0.0 0
1899 - May 30 76 59 0.00 0.0 0
1900 - May 30 81 64 Trace 0.0 0
1901 - May 30 68 49 0.03 0.0 0
1902 - May 30 71 58 0.05 0.0 0
1903 - May 30 66 51 0.01 0.0 0
1904 - May 30 66 54 0.03 0.0 0
1905 - May 30 73 59 Trace 0.0 0
1906 - May 30 78 57 1.36 0.0 0
1907 - May 30 73 54 0.01 0.0 0
1908 - May 30 75 58 0.00 0.0 0
1909 - May 30 78 62 0.81 0.0 0
1910 - May 30 72 53 0.00 0.0 0
1911 - May 30 85 61 0.03 0.0 0
1912 - May 30 69 52 0.00 0.0 0
1913 - May 30 89 73 Trace 0.0 0
1914 - May 30 84 62 0.00 0.0 0
1915 - May 30 62 54 0.01 0.0 0
1916 - May 30 78 58 0.00 0.0 0
1917 - May 30 66 57 1.06 0.0 0
1918 - May 30 90 70 0.00 0.0 0
1919 - May 30 88 67 0.06 0.0 0
1920 - May 30 81 55 0.00 0.0 0
1921 - May 30 90 67 0.00 0.0 0
1922 - May 30 84 62 0.00 0.0 0
1923 - May 30 82 63 Trace 0.0 0
1924 - May 30 68 46 0.00 0.0 0
1925 - May 30 86 59 0.00 0.0 0
1926 - May 30 86 66 0.46 0.0 0
1927 - May 30 69 56 0.00 0.0 0
1928 - May 30 78 55 Trace 0.0 0
1929 - May 30 86 67 1.12 0.0 0
1930 - May 30 65 40 0.00 0.0 0
1931 - May 30 69 57 0.40 0.0 0
1932 - May 30 78 55 Trace 0.0 0
1933 - May 30 78 58 0.00 0.0 0
1934 - May 30 96 64 0.00 0.0 0
1935 - May 30 76 63 0.21 0.0 0
1936 - May 30 78 52 0.00 0.0 0
1937 - May 30 93 71 0.00 0.0 0
1938 - May 30 81 62 0.00 0.0 0
1939 - May 30 90 62 0.00 0.0 0
1940 - May 30 75 57 0.13 0.0 0
1941 - May 30 89 72 0.08 0.0 0
1942 - May 30 93 72 0.00 0.0 0
1943 - May 30 79 69 0.00 0.0 0
1944 - May 30 91 69 0.30 0.0 0
1945 - May 30 82 55 0.00 0.0 0
1946 - May 30 83 60 0.00 0.0 0
1947 - May 30 67 44 0.00 0.0 0
1948 - May 30 78 51 0.00 0.0 0
1949 - May 30 81 54 0.00 0.0 0
1950 - May 30 76 63 0.03 0.0 0
1951 - May 30 84 57 0.00 0.0 0
1952 - May 30 77 52 0.00 0.0 0
1953 - May 30 92 71 Trace 0.0 0
1954 - May 30 82 53 Trace 0.0 0
1955 - May 30 71 51 0.00 0.0 0
1956 - May 30 85 67 Trace 0.0 0
1957 - May 30 80 62 0.02 0.0 0
1958 - May 30 84 59 Trace 0.0 0
1959 - May 30 85 66 0.05 0.0 0
1960 - May 30 73 57 0.00 0.0 0
1961 - May 30 78 42 0.00 0.0 0
1962 - May 30 90 64 Trace 0.0 0
1963 - May 30 79 50 0.00 0.0 0
1964 - May 30 74 45 0.00 0.0 0
1965 - May 30 77 51 0.00 0.0 0
1966 - May 30 70 40 0.00 0.0 0
1967 - May 30 60 51 0.99 0.0 0
1968 - May 30 69 49 0.00 0.0 0
1969 - May 30 87 66 0.00 0.0 0
1970 - May 30 80 66 0.20 0.0 0
1971 - May 31 85 57 0.00 0.0 0
1972 - May 29 78 61 0.10 0.0 0
1973 - May 28 68 56 0.51 0.0 0
1974 - May 27 72 56 Trace 0.0 0
1975 - May 26 82 61 2.48 0.0 0
1976 - May 31 79 61 Trace 0.0 0
1977 - May 30 89 64 0.00 0.0 0
1978 - May 29 86 66 0.01 0.0

0

1979 - May 28 82 48 0.00 0.0 0
1980 - May 26 85 59 0.00 0.0 0
1981 - May 25 80 52 0.00 0.0 0
1982 - May 31 77 59 0.36 0.0 0
1983 - May 30 67 47 Trace 0.0 0
1984 - May 28 61 43 0.15 0.0 0
1985 - May 27 75 58 0.09 0.0 0
1986 - May 26 72 61 1.25 0.0 0
1987 - May 25 86 62 Trace 0.0 0
1988 - May 30 90 65 0.00 0.0 0
1989 - May 29 86 55 0.03 0.0 0
1990 - May 28 78 57 Trace 0.0 0
1991 - May 27 89 65 0.00 0.0 0
1992 - May 25 61 37 0.01 0.0 0
1993 - May 31 67 53 0.00 0.0 0
1994 - May 30 85 65 0.00 0.0 0
1995 - May 29 71 54 Trace 0.0 0
1996 - May 27 68 54 1.71 0.0 0
1997 - May 26 58 50 0.14 0.0 0
1998 - May 25 74 58 0.79 0.0 0
1999 - May 31 81 63 0.01 0.0 0
2000 - May 29 68 55 0.00 0.0 0
2001 - May 28 73 46 0.03 0.0 0
2002 - May 27 79 54 0.06 0.0 0
2003 - May 26 75 46 0.00 0.0 0
2004 - May 31 76 56 0.27 0.0 0
2005 - May 30 80 59 0.05 0.0 0
2006 - May 29 94 72 0.00 0.0 0
2007 - May 28 81 62 0.03 0.0 0
2008 - May 26 82 64 0.08 0.0 0
2009 - May 25 72 58 0.84 0.0 0
2010 - May 31  84 69  1.10    0.0  0
2011 - May 30  87 65  Trace  0.0 
2012 - May 28  91 72  0.00   0.0
2013 - May 27  76 60  1.67   0.0
2014 - May 26          
2015 - May 25          

Springfield Memorial Day High Temperature Statistics

Springfield Memorial Day Low Temperature Statistics

Springfield Memorial Day Precipitation statistics

High Temperatures on Memorial Day...
Highs 50-59F.... 2 days (1.5%)
Highs 60-69F... 24 days (18%)
Highs 70-79F... 51 days (38%)
Highs 80-89F... 44 days (33%)
Highs 90-99F....13 days (9.7%)





Low Temperatures on Memorial Day...

Lows 30-39F... 1 day (0.7%)

Lows 40-49F... 15 days (11%)
Lows 50-59F... 64 days (48%)
Lows 60-69F... 46 days (34%)
Lows 70-79F... 8 days (6%)





Precipitation on Memorial Day...
Dry............... 61 days (46%)
Trace............. 20 days (15%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 27 days (20%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 7 days (5.2%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 5 days (3.7%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 4 days (3%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 4 days (3%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 1 day (0.7%)
1.51+ inches....... 3 days (1.5%)
 

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