Saint Patrick's Day Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature Mar 17:  53 & 33 degrees 
  • Warmest St Patrick's Day:  79 degrees in 1894 & 2012 
  • Coldest St Patrick's Morning:  3 degrees in 1906
  • Coldest St Patrick's Daytime High Temperature:  15 in 1902
  • Warmest St Patrick's Nighttime Low Temperature:  60 degrees in 2012
  • Wettest St Patrick's Day:  1.31 inches in 1951 (Daily average precipitation 0.08 inches) 
  • Snowiest St Patrick's Day:  5 inches of snow in 1934 (Daily average snow 0.1 inches)
  • Whitest St Patrick's Day:  10 inch snow depth in 1960 
  • Frequency of Precipitation St Patrick's Day:  42 of 134 years (32%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Snow on Ground:  3 out of 113 years (2.7%)  1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Cold & Warm St Patrick's Day:  19 of 134 years (14%) low below 25F
    47 of 134 years (35%) high warmer than 55F
  • 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 Springfield from 1879 to 1947, and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present. 

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1879 N/A  N/A N/A N/A N/A
1880 43 26 0.00 0.0 N/A
1881 45 32 0.00 0.0 N/A
1882 51 41 0.96 0.0 N/A
1883 61 38 0.00 0.0 N/A
1884 54 47 0.24 0.0 N/A
1885 32 16 0.00 0.0 N/A
1886 68 38 0.00 0.0 N/A
1887 43 30 Trace 0.0 N/A
1888 57 34 Trace 0.0 N/A
1889 55 40 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 55 29 0.00 0.0 N/A
1891 62 32 0.00 0.0 N/A
1892 28 19 Trace Trace N/A
1893 31 24 0.08 1.0 N/A
1894 79 54 0.00 0.0 N/A
1895 50 24 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 46 27 0.08 0.0 N/A
1897 56 40 0.63 0.0 N/A
1898 51 38 0.00 0.0 N/A
1899 55 30 Trace 0.0 N/A
1900 40 5 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 63 36 0.00 0.0 0
1902 15 10 Trace Trace 0
1903 76 53 0.00 0.0 0
1904 41 36 0.71 0.0 0
1905 70 48 Trace 0.0 0
1906 24 3 0.00 0.0 5
1907 62 39 0.00 0.0 0
1908 55 36 0.02 0.0 0
1909 37 15 0.00 0.0 0
1910 65 38 0.00 0.0 0
1911 60 30 Trace 0.0 0
1912 58 36 0.00 0.0 0
1913 55 21 0.00 0.0 0
1914 51 28 0.02 0.0 Trace
1915 46 29 0.00 0.0 0
1916 44 28 0.00 0.0 Trace
1917 40 28 Trace Trace 0
1918 70 33 0.00 0.0 0
1919 57 38 0.66 0.0 0
1920 43 29 0.00 0.0 0
1921 69 40 0.00 0.0 0
1922 57 46 0.00 0.0 0
1923 48 26 0.00 0.0 0
1924 38 31 0.16 1.1 Trace
1925 61 36 0.00 0.0 0
1926 54 26 0.00 0.0 0
1927 61 44 0.10 0.0 0
1928 38 25 0.00 0.0 0
1929 53 32 0.00 0.0 0
1930 58 39 0.31 0.0 0
1931 52 29 0.00 0.0 Trace
1932 41 32 0.00 0.0 0
1933 65 37 0.15 0.0 0
1934 68 29 1.08 5.0 Trace
1935 43 27 Trace Trace 0
1936 49 29 0.00 0.0 0
1937 48 30 Trace 0.0 0
1938 54 38 Trace 0.0 0
1939 32 17 0.00 0.0 0
1940 76 40 0.00 0.0 0
1941 26 12 0.00 0.0 0
1942 42 39 Trace 0.0 0
1943 48 31 0.00 0.0 0
1944 48 36 0.03 0.0 0
1945 72 50 0.00 0.0 0
1946 71 49 0.82 0.0 0
1947 41 25 0.00 0.0 0
1948 54 30 0.00 0.0 0
1949 37 27 0.01 0.1 0
1950 50 28 0.00 0.0 0
1951 35 30 1.31 1.3 Trace
1952 53 25 0.04 0.0 0
1953 65 37 0.09 0.0 0
1954 53 33 0.00 0.0 0
1955 33 25 0.03 0.4 0
1956 54 30 0.03 0.0 Trace
1957 59 35 0.00 0.0 0
1958 40 26 0.00 0.0 0
1959 38 20 0.00 0.0 0
1960 31 17 Trace Trace 10
1961 46 25 0.00 0.0 0
1962 46 23 0.00 0.0 0
1963 57 33 0.00 0.0 0
1964 41 25 0.00 0.0 0
1965 58 25 0.71 Trace 0
1966 73 53 0.00 0.0 0
1967 29 19 0.00 0.0 0
1968 64 36 0.00 0.0 0
1969 62 33 0.00 0.0 Trace
1970 35 30 0.21 2.1 Trace
1971 48 24 0.00 0.0 0
1972 55 36 0.00 0.0 0
1973 40 31 0.03 0.3 Trace
1974 37 28 0.00 0.0 0
1975 54 31 0.00 0.0 0
1976 37 19 Trace Trace 0
1977 49 38 1.13 Trace 0
1978 32 19 0.16 1.6 2
1979 53 39 0.09 0.0 0
1980 52 32 0.05 Trace 0
1981 58 28 0.05 Trace 0
1982 47 40 0.00 0.0 0
1983 61 38 0.09 0.0 0
1984 35 29 0.28 Trace Trace
1985 53 31 0.00 0.0 0
1986 56 34 0.00 0.0 0
1987 56 35 Trace 0.0 0
1988 42 24 0.06 0.8 0
1989 72 31 0.07 0.0 0
1990 53 36 0.00 0.0 0
1991 49 43 0.86 0.0 0
1992 57 39 0.00 0.0 0
1993 31 21 Trace Trace 0
1994 51 28 0.00 0.0 0
1995 78 45 0.00 0.0 0
1996 55 33 0.01 0.0 0
1997 59 40 0.01 0.0 0
1998 53 36 1.11 0.0 0
1999 68 41 0.00 0.0 0
2000 46 26 0.00 0.0 0
2001 42 25 Trace Trace 0
2002 43 37 Trace 0.0 0
2003 71 44 0.00 0.0 0
2004 46 33 0.05 0.4 0
2005 60 29 0.00 0.0 0
2006 49 32 0.00 0.0 0
2007 41 25 0.00 0.0 0
2008 46 33 0.68 0.0 0
2009 76 47 0.00 0.0 0
2010  62 39  0.00   0.0
2011 76 50 0.00 0.0 0
2012 79 60 0.02 0.0 0
2013 41 31 0.05 0.1 0

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

Highs on St Patrick's Day...
Highs 10-19F... 1 day (0.7%)
Highs 20-29F... 4 days (3%)
Highs 30-39F... 17 days (13%)
Highs 40-49F... 37 days (28%)
Highs 50-59F... 42 days (31%)
Highs 60-69F... 19 days (14%)
Highs 70-79F... 14 days (10%)





Lows on St Patrick's Day...
Lows 0-09F... 2 days (1.5%)
Lows 10-19F... 10 days (7.5%)
Lows 20-29F... 40 days (30%)
Lows 30-39F... 59 days (44%)
Lows 40-49F... 17 days (13%)
Lows 50-59F... 5 days (3.7%)
Lows 60-69F... 1 day (0.7%)





Precipitation on St Patrick's Day...
Dry............... 74 days (55%)
Trace............. 18 days (13%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 23 days (17%)
0.11-0.25 inches... 5 days (3.7%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 2 days (1.5%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 5 days (3.7%)
0.76-1.00 inches... 3 days (2.2%)
1.01-1.25 inches... 3 days (2.2%)
1.26-1.50 inches... 1 day (0.7%)
1.51+ inches....... 0 days (0%)
Snowfall on St Patrick's Day...
No Snow.......... 109 days (81%)
Trace............. 13 days (9.7%)
0.1-0.4 inches..... 5 days (3.7%)
0.5-0.9 inches..... 1 day (0.7%)
1-1.9 inches....... 4 days (3%)
2-2.9 inches....... 1 day (0.7%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
5-5.9 inches....... 1 day (0.7%)
Snow Depth on St Patrick's Day...
No Snow........... 99 days (88%)
Trace............. 11 days (9.7%)
1 inch............. 0 days (0%)
2 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
3 inches........... 0 days (0%)
4 inches........... 0 days (0%)
5 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
6 inches........... 0 days (0%)
7 inches........... 0 days (0%)
8 inches........... 0 days (0%)
9 inches........... 0 days (0%)
10 inches.......... 1 day (0.9%)

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