North Platte Easter Sunday Climatology

Easter Sunday is a Christian holiday that shifts every year based on the vernal equinox and the phase of the moon. The date of Easter can vary from as early as March 22 to as late as April 25. Weather observations have been recorded every Easter Sunday at North Platte dating back to 1875. This study looks at Easter Sunday weather of the past. The date of Easter was calculated using information provided on the U.S. Naval Observatory website.

EASTER SUNDAY IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 139 YEARS: 1875-2013

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 90 degrees
(April 10, 1977)
Lowest 7 degrees
(March 25, 1894)
Lowest Maximum 23 degrees
(March 25, 1894)
Highest Minimum 53 degrees (2 times)
(April 17, 1881)
(April 21, 1946)
Average High 61.4 degrees
Average Low 32.8 degrees
Average Temperature Range 28.6 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
61 degrees
High 84, Low 23
(April 11, 1982)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
4 degrees
High 34, Low 30
(March 29, 1891)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s
2 10 10 34 42 32 8 1
1.4% 7.2% 7.2% 24.5% 30.2% 23.0% 5.8% 0.7%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s
2 9 39 54 30 5
1.4% 6.5% 28.1% 38.8% 21.6% 3.6%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 1.16 inches
(March 29, 1891)
Maximum Snowfall 12.0 inches
(March 29, 1891)
Number of Times Precipitation 52 Occurrences or 37.4%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
28 Occurrences or 20.1%
Number of Times Snowfall 14 Occurrences or 10.1%
Number of Times
Measurable Snowfall
(more than a Trace)
6 Occurrences or 4.3%
Number of Times No Precipitation 86 Occurrences or 62.6%
Most Snow on Ground
at Observation Time
2 inches
(March 25, 1894)
(missing snow depth from 1891)

SNOW DEPTH INFORMATION IN NORTH PLATTE
PERIOD OF RECORD 138 YEARS: 1875-2013
(missing snow depth information from 1891 (March 29) which recorded 12 inches for the day)

Number of Years - 1 inch or
more snow on Ground (138 years)
2 Years (1.5%)
(1894 & 1959)
(3 Yrs ? 1891)
Number of Years - 1 inch or
more snow on Ground (last 25 years)
0 Years (0%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (138 years)
11 Years (8.0%)
(12 Yrs ? 1891)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 25 years)
1 Year (4.0%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 10 years)
0 Years (0%)
Consecutive Years with
1 inch or more snow on Ground
1 Year
(1894 & 1959)
(? 1891)
Consecutive Years without
1 inch or more snow on Ground
64 Years
(1895 - 1958)

Snow Depth Occurences by Time of Year (7 day increments)

  Mar 22 thru Mar 28 Mar 29 thru Apr 4 Apr 5 thru Apr 11 Apr 12 thru Apr 18 Apr 19 thru
Apr 25
Total dates 17 32 32 34 23
1 inch or more
on ground
1
(5.9%)
1
(3.1%)
0 0 0
Trace
on ground
3
(17.6%)
2
(6.3%)
2
(6.3%)
1
(2.9%)
1
(4.3%)
Trace or more
on ground
4
(23.5%)
3
(9.4%)
2
(6.3%)
1
(2.9%)
1
(4.3%)
No snow
on ground
13
(76.5%)
28
(90.6%)
30
(93.8%)
33
(97.1%)
22
(95.7%)

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 EASTER SUNDAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth Remarks
Apr 12, 2009 46 40 0.13 0.0 0  Cloudy and rainy
Apr 4, 2010 64 27 0.00 0.0 0  Partly cloudy early, otherwise mostly
 sunny
Apr 24, 2011 52 31 0.02 0.0 0  Cloudy, morning showers
Apr 8, 2012 71 29 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny
Mar 31, 2013 71 28 0.00 0.0 0  Partly cloudy, windy (peak gust 38 mph)

YEAR BY YEAR WEATHER FOR PAST EASTER SUNDAYS
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Temperatures - High & Low with Averages

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snowdepth

ALSO VISIT VALENTINE EASTER SUNDAY CLIMATOLOGY

For more holiday climate studies see the main menu
Holiday Climate Studies for North Platte and Valentine

  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
  Updated 2014
 


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