Saint Patrick's Day Weather History for Peoria

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Mar 17:  51 & 31 degrees
  • Warmest St Patrick's Day:  80 degrees in 1894
  • Coldest St Patrick's Day Morning:  5 degrees in 1906
  • Coldest St Patrick's Daytime High Temperature:  20 degrees in 1941
  • Warmest St Patrick's Nighttime Low Temperature:  59 degrees in 2012 
  • Wettest St Patrick's Day:  1.62 inches in 1998 (Daily average precipitation 0.09 inches)
  • Snowiest St Patrick's Day:  4.4 inches of snow in 1934 (daily average snow 0.1 inches) 
  • Whitest St Patrick's Day:  7 inch snow depth in 1960
  • Frequency of Precipitation St Patrick's Day:  34 of 131 years (26%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  4 out of 110 years (3.6%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild St Patrick's Day:  34 of 132 years (26%) low below 25F
     34 of 131 years (26%) high 55F or warmer
  • Sunrise 7:06 AM  Sunset 7:08 PM CDT 

Saint Patrick's Day (also known as St Paddy's or St Patty's Day) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17.  It commemorates Saint Patrick ( 387–461 AD), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church.  Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a secular celebration of Irish culture.  The day is characterised by wearing of green attire, Irish parades and Irish folk music, displaying shamrocks, consuming Irish drinks, and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol, which is often proscribed during the rest of the lenten season observed between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday.  Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador and in Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by those of Irish descent, especially in Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand. St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saints day in the 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 N/A  34 0.00 0.0 N/A
1884 47 42 0.00 0.0 N/A
1885 26 14 0.00 0.0 N/A
1886 66 41 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 38 30 0.00 0.0 N/A
1888 54 34 0.00 0.0 N/A
1889 52 43 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 52 32 0.00 0.0 N/A
1891 64 36 0.00 0.0 N/A
1892 31 20 0.00 0.0 N/A
1893 39 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1894 80 56 N/A 0.0 N/A
1895 50 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 47 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1897 54 40 0.94 0.0 N/A
1898 56 33 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 53 33 1.04 0.0 N/A
1900 38 5 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 46 29 0.00 0.0  N/A
1902 34 10 Trace Trace N/A
1903 76 52 0.00 0.0 N/A
1904 37 33 0.00 0.0 N/A
1905 69 45 Trace 0.0 0
1906 23 5 0.00 0.0 3
1907 51 32 0.00 0.0 0
1908 48 32 0.70 Trace 0
1909 34 11 0.00 0.0 0
1910 66 30 0.00 0.0 0
1911 54 28 0.00 0.0 0
1912 52 32 0.00 0.0 0
1913 51 15 0.00 0.0 0
1914 50 22 0.02 Trace 0
1915 44 23 0.00 0.0 0
1916 40 27 0.00 0.0 0
1917 38 27 Trace Trace 0
1918 66 30 0.00 0.0 0
1919 50 37 0.70 0.0 0
1920 40 24 0.00 0.0 0
1921 68 40 Trace 0.0 0
1922 49 42 Trace 0.0 0
1923 46 24 0.00 0.0 Trace
1924 34 30 0.10 0.5 Trace
1925 58 34 0.00 0.0 0
1926 51 23 0.07 0.0 0
1927 60 41 0.15 0.0 0
1928 39 22 0.00 0.0 0
1929 52 32 Trace Trace 0
1930 55 35 0.48 0.0 0
1931 50 31 0.00 0.0 0
1932 43 29 0.00 0.0 0
1933 66 35 0.47 0.0 0
1934 62 26 0.77 4.4 2
1935 40 23 0.00 0.0 0
1936 46 26 0.00 0.0 0
1937 48 27 Trace 0.0 0
1938 59 37 0.01 0.0 0
1939 29 13 Trace Trace 0
1940 75 38 0.00 0.0 0
1941 20 7 0.00 0.0 0
1942 40 38 Trace 0.0 0
1943 41 28 0.00 0.0 0
1944 42 32 0.08 Trace 0
1945 70 46 0.00 0.0 0
1946 70 46 Trace 0.0 0
1947 38 19 0.00 0.0 0
1948 50 30 0.00 0.0 0
1949 36 20 0.01 0.1 0
1950 44 26 Trace 0.0 0
1951 37 26 0.44 0.4 Trace
1952 52 24 0.00 0.0 0
1953 64 33 0.00 0.0 0
1954 54 32 0.00 0.0 0
1955 33 24 0.01 0.2 0
1956 50 29 Trace 0.0 0
1957 54 33 0.00 0.0 0
1958 39 26 0.00 0.0 0
1959 35 18 0.00 0.0 Trace
1960 28 18 0.01 0.1 7
1961 42 23 0.00 0.0 0
1962 43 21 0.00 0.0 0
1963 56 32 0.00 0.0 0
1964 37 20 0.00 0.0 0
1965 47 22 1.08 Trace 0
1966 74 48 0.00 0.0 0
1967 30 15 0.00 0.0 0
1968 66 39 0.00 0.0 0
1969 64 30 0.00 0.0 0
1970 34 28 0.05 0.9 0
1971 46 18 0.00 0.0 0
1972 54 32 0.00 0.0 0
1973 39 30 0.02 0.2 Trace
1974 35 28 0.00 0.0 0
1975 47 29 0.00 0.0 0
1976 37 19 0.00 0.0 0
1977 47 33 0.30 Trace 0
1978 34 21 Trace Trace Trace
1979 48 37 0.07 0.0 Trace
1980 41 27 0.05 Trace 0
1981 48 25 0.00 0.0 0
1982 46 36 0.00 0.0 0
1983 62 38 0.00 0.0 0
1984 33 29 0.12 0.1 Trace
1985 50 30 0.00 0.0 0
1986 54 33 0.01 0.0 0
1987 54 32 0.00 0.0 0
1988 44 24 0.02 0.4 0
1989 55 27 0.04 0.0 0
1990 49 33 Trace 0.0 0
1991 46 38 0.46 0.0 0
1992 54 35 0.00 0.0 0
1993 27 16 0.00 0.0 0
1994 46 27 0.00 0.0 0
1995 75 44 0.00 0.0 0
1996 51 31 Trace 0.0 0
1997 57 37 0.00 0.0 0
1998 52 34 1.62 0.0 0
1999 63 39 0.00 0.0 0
2000 42 23 0.00 0.0 0
2001 40 26 0.01 0.2 2
2002 40 35 0.01 0.0 0
2003 72 44 0.00 0.0 0
2004 45 30 0.03 0.2 0
2005 59 29 0.00 0.0 0
2006 46 29 0.00 0.0 0
2007 42 25 0.00 0.0 0
2008 42 33 0.63 0.0 0
2009 75 42 0.00 0.0 0
2010 61  38  0.00   0.0
2011 70 47 Trace 0.0 0
2012 78 59 0.00 0.0 0
2013 38 30 0.01 0.1 0
2014 41 18 0.00 0.0 0

Peoria St Patrick's Day High Temperature Statistics
Peoria St Patricks Day Low Temperature Statistics
Peoria St Patrick's Day Precipitation Statistics
Peoria St Patrick's Day Snowfall Statistics
Peoria St Patrick's Day Snow Depth Statistics

Highs on St Patrick's Day...
Highs 20-29F...  6 days (4.6%)
Highs 30-39F... 25 days (19%)
Highs 40-49F... 39 days (30%)
Highs 50-59F... 35 days (27%)
Highs 60-69F... 15 days (11%)
Highs 70-79F... 10 days (7.6%)
Highs 80-89F... 1 day (0.8%)





Lows on St Patrick's Day...
Lows 0-09F... 3 days (2.3%)
Lows 10-19F... 13 days (9.8%)
Lows 20-29F... 46 days (35%)
Lows 30-39F... 52 days (39%)
Lows 40-49F... 15 days (11%)
Lows 50-59F... 3 days (2.3%)





Precipitation on St Patrick's Day...
Dry............... 81 days (62%)
Trace............. 16 days (12%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 19 days (15%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 5 days (3.8%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 3 days (2.3%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 0 days (0%)
1.51+ inches....... 1 day (0.8%)
Snowfall on St Patrick's Day...
No Snow.......... 108 days (82%)
Trace............. 11 days (8.4%)
0.1-0.4 inches.....10 days (7.6%)
0.5-0.9 inches..... 2 days (1.5%)
1-1.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
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 St Patrick's Day...
No Snow........... 98 days (89%)
Trace.............. 8 days (7.3%)
1 inch............. 0 days (0%)
2 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
3 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
4 inches........... 0 days (0%)
5 inches........... 0 days (0%)
6 inches........... 0 days (0%)
7 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
 

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