Valentine 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 Valentine dating back to 1890. 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 VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 123 YEARS: 1890-2012

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 84 degrees
(April 19, 1908)
Lowest -4 degrees
(March 25, 1894)
Lowest Maximum 11 degrees
(March 25, 1894)
Highest Minimum 51 degrees
(April 21, 1946)
Average High 57.8 degrees
Average Low 30.7 degrees
Average Temperature Range 27.2 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
57 degrees
High 75, Low 18
(April 3, 1994)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
3 degrees
High 32, Low 29
(March 29, 1891)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s
1 5 9 17 28 37 24 2
0.8% 4.1% 7.3% 13.8% 22.8% 30.1% 19.5% 1.6%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

-0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s
1 3 12 38 44 24 1
0.8% 2.4% 9.8% 30.9% 35.8% 19.5% 0.8%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 0.56 inches
(March 29, 1891)
Maximum Snowfall 5.6 inches
(March 29, 1891)
Number of Times Precipitation 51 Occurrences or 41.5%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
24 Occurrences or 19.5%
Number of Times Snowfall 26 Occurrences or 21.1%
Number of Times
Measurable Snowfall
(more than a Trace)
5 Occurrences or 4.1%
Number of Times No Precipitation 72 Occurrences or 58.5%
Most Snow on Ground
at Observation Time
5 inches
(March 30, 1975)

SNOW DEPTH INFORMATION IN VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 113 YEARS: 1900-2012

Number of Years - 1 inch or
more snow on Ground (112 years)
6 Years (5.3%)
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 (112 years)
18 Years (15.9%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 25 years)
0 Years (0%)
Consecutive Years with
1 inch or more snow on Ground
1 Year
(never had more than 1 year)
Consecutive Years without
1 inch or more snow on Ground
36 Years
(1976 - present)

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 13 27 26 27 19
1 inch or more
on ground
3
(23.1%)
2
(7.4%)
1
(3.8%)
0 0
Trace
on ground
2
(15.4%)
6
(22.2%)
2
(7.7%)
2
(7.4%)
0
Trace or more
on ground
5
(38.5%)
8
(29.6%)
3
(11.5%)
2
(7.4%)
0
No snow
on ground
8
(61.5%)
19
(70.4%)
23
(88.5%)
25
(92.6%)
20
(100%)

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 EASTER SUNDAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth Remarks
Mar 23, 2008 42 17 0.00 0.0 0  Cloudy morning, then mostly sunny
Apr 12, 2009 49 42 0.28 0.0 0  Cloudy and rainy
Apr 4, 2010 56 27 0.00 0.0 0  Partly cloudy
Apr 24, 2011 59 27 0.00 0.0 0  Mostly cloudy
Apr 8, 2012 62 25 0.00 0.0 0  Sunny, breezy (peak gust 28 mph)

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

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snowdepth

ALSO VISIT NORTH PLATTE 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 2013
 


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