Palm Sunday Weather History Reports

 
It seems as though when you think about Palm Sunday weather, the first things that come to mind are tornado outbreaks. 
Below are a few of the more notable "Palm Sunday Tornado Outbreaks" over the years.


For more general Palm Sunday climate information for Dubuque, IA and Moline, IL see below.
 

Date

Number
of
Tornadoes

Rating

Fatalities

States
Affected

Remarks

3/28/1920

>38

F2-F4

380

AL, GA, IL, IN, MO, OH, WI

One tornado tracked from the western suburbs of Chicago northeast out over Lake Michigan dispelling the myth that a tornado can't strike a big city.

4/5/1936

17

F4-F5

436

AL, AR, GA, MS, SC, TN

Particularly hard hit were the towns of Tupelo, MS and Gainesville, GA.  It is believed that a very young Elvis Presley was one of the survivors.

4/11/1965

47

F1-F4

271

IA, IL, IN, MI, OH

The first tornadic storm of the outbreak developed around 12:45 pm near Tipton, IA producing an F4 tornado in Clinton County Iowa around 12:55 pm.

The Tonado Watch and Warning Program, still in use today, was implemented as a result of the terrible death toll from this outbreak.

3/27/1994

27

F0-F4

42

AL, GA, SC, NC

This outbreak was at its strongest during the late morning hours when church services were in progress.  Twenty people were killed when the roof of Goshen United Methodist Church collapsed after being struck by a tornado.

 

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...THE MOLINE IL WEATHER HISTORY REPORT FOR... | ...THE DUBUQUE IA WEATHER HISTORY REPORT FOR...
...PALM SUNDAY... | ...PALM SUNDAY...
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CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 | CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2013 | CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2013
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WEATHER OBSERVED % OF | WEATHER OBSERVED % OF
VALUE DATE(S) RECORD | VALUE DATE(S) RECORD
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TEMPERATURE (F) | TEMPERATURE (F)
NORMAL HIGH 49-63 | NORMAL HIGH 43-60
NORMAL LOW 30-41 | NORMAL LOW 26-39
WARMEST HIGH 82 04/08/2001 | WARMEST HIGH 78 04/02/1882
COLDEST LOW 12 03/30/1969 | COLDEST LOW -1 03/21/1875
COLDEST HIGH 29 03/30/1969 | COLDEST HIGH 25 03/30/1969
WARMEST LOW 58 04/13/1930 | WARMEST LOW 56 04/18/1886
AVERAGE MAX 54.1 | AVERAGE MAX 50.3
AVERAGE MIN 33.2 | AVERAGE MIN 31.5
MEAN 43.6 | MEAN 40.9
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DAYS MAX 80 - 89 1 0.7% | DAYS MAX 80 - 89 0 0.0%
DAYS MAX 70 - 79 16 11.4% | DAYS MAX 70 - 79 7 5.0%
DAYS MAX 60 - 69 32 22.9% | DAYS MAX 60 - 69 25 17.9%
DAYS MAX 50 - 59 39 27.9% | DAYS MAX 50 - 59 43 30.7%
DAYS MAX 40 - 49 33 23.6% | DAYS MAX 40 - 49 34 24.3%
DAYS MAX 33 - 39 14 10.0% | DAYS MAX 33 - 39 22 15.7%
DAYS MAX 30 - 32 4 2.9% | DAYS MAX 30 - 32 5 3.6%
DAYS MAX 20 - 29 1 0.7% | DAYS MAX 20 - 29 4 2.9%
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DAYS MIN 50 - 59 9 6.4% | DAYS MIN 50 - 59 6 4.3%
DAYS MIN 40 - 49 24 17.1% | DAYS MIN 40 - 49 17 12.1%
DAYS MIN 33 - 39 44 31.4% | DAYS MIN 33 - 39 41 29.3%
DAYS MIN 30 - 32 18 12.9% | DAYS MIN 30 - 32 19 13.6%
DAYS MIN 20 - 29 34 24.3% | DAYS MIN 20 - 29 43 30.7%
DAYS MIN 10 - 19 11 7.9% | DAYS MIN 10 - 19 12 8.6%
DAYS MIN 0 - 9 0 0.0% | DAYS MIN 0 - 9 1 0.7%
DAYS MIN -9 - -1 0 0.0% | DAYS MIN -9 - -1 1 0.7%
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PRECIPITATION (IN) | PRECIPITATION (IN)
NORMAL 0.09-0.12 | NORMAL 0.07-0.13
GREATEST VALUE 1.92 03/25/1945 | GREATEST VALUE 1.39 03/25/1945
AVERAGE 0.11 | AVERAGE 0.08
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DAYS = 0.00 77 54.2% | DAYS = 0.00 80 57.1%
DAYS = T 20 14.1% | DAYS = T 15 10.7%
DAYS 0.01 - 0.09 11 7.7% | DAYS 0.01 - 0.09 14 10.0%
DAYS 0.10 - 0.49 23 16.2% | DAYS 0.10 - 0.49 26 18.6%
DAYS 0.50 - 0.99 9 6.3% | DAYS 0.50 - 0.99 4 2.9%
DAYS >= 1.00 2 1.4% | DAYS >= 1.00 1 0.7%
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SNOW/SLEET/HAIL (IN) | SNOW/SLEET/HAIL (IN)
NORMAL 0.0-0.2 | NORMAL 0.0-0.2
GREATEST VALUE 4.4 03/28/1926 | GREATEST VALUE 5.6 03/27/1983
AVERAGE 0.1 | AVERAGE 0.2
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DAYS = 0.0 105 82.7% | DAYS = 0.0 61 89.7%
DAYS = T 14 11.0% | DAYS = T 2 2.9%
DAYS 0.1 - 0.9 4 3.1% | DAYS 0.1 - 0.9 1 1.5%
DAYS 1.0 - 1.9 1 0.8% | DAYS 1.0 - 1.9 1 1.5%
DAYS 2.0 - 2.9 1 0.8% | DAYS 2.0 - 2.9 1 1.5%
DAYS 3.0 - 3.9 1 0.8% | DAYS 3.0 - 3.9 0 0.0%
DAYS 4.0 - 4.9 1 0.8% | DAYS 4.0 - 4.9 1 1.5%
DAYS 5.0 - 5.9 0 0.0% | DAYS 5.0 - 5.9 1 1.5%
DAYS >= 6.0 0 0.0% | DAYS >= 6.0 0 0.0%
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SNOW DEPTH (IN) | SNOW DEPTH (IN)
GREATEST VALUE 3 03/18/1951 | GREATEST VALUE 7 03/27/1983
AVERAGE T | AVERAGE T
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DAYS = 0 85 87.6% | DAYS = 0 49 77.8%
DAYS = T 7 7.2% | DAYS = T 6 9.5%
DAYS >= 1 5 5.2% | DAYS >= 1 8 12.7%
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DATE TX TN PP SF SD | DATE TX TN PP SF SD
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03/24/2013 34 30 0.27 4.4 1 | 03/24/2013 31 26 0.16 1.3 3
04/01/2012 78 51 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/01/2012 61 41 0.00 0.0 0
04/17/2011 53 35 0.20 0.0 0 | 04/17/2011 50 33 0.20 0.0 0
03/28/2010 59 35 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/28/2010 51 30 0.00 0.0 0
04/05/2009 46 33 0.40 1.1 0 | 04/05/2009 41 32 0.19 0.5 0
03/16/2008 43 21 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/16/2008 37 21 0.00 0.0 2
04/01/2007 55 43 T 0.0 0 | 04/01/2007 50 42 0.04 0.0 0
04/09/2006 60 32 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/09/2006 58 30 0.00 0.0 0
03/20/2005 48 31 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/20/2005 42 29 0.00 0.0 0
04/04/2004 54 33 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/04/2004 53 28 0.00 0.0 0
04/13/2003 74 33 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/13/2003 68 30 0.00 0.0 0
03/24/2002 42 27 T T 0 | 03/24/2002 38 24 0.00 0.0 0
04/08/2001 82 41 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/08/2001 70 36 0.26 0.0 0
04/16/2000 63 43 0.67 0.0 MM | 04/16/2000 43 37 0.43 0.0 0
03/28/1999 60 33 0.18 0.0 MM | 03/28/1999 58 35 0.08 0.0 MM
04/05/1998 58 29 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/05/1998 55 32 0.00 0.0 0
03/23/1997 49 32 0.00 MM MM | 03/23/1997 42 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1996 49 34 0.24 MM MM | 03/31/1996 47 30 0.16 0.0 0
04/09/1995 43 35 1.23 T 0 | 04/09/1995 41 30 0.12 0.0 0
03/27/1994 52 35 T T 0 | 03/27/1994 49 33 0.00 0.0 0
04/04/1993 52 22 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/04/1993 46 28 0.00 0.0 T
04/12/1992 43 32 T T 0 | 04/12/1992 39 26 0.00 0.0 0
03/24/1991 56 36 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/24/1991 53 34 0.00 0.0 0
04/08/1990 68 41 T 0.0 0 | 04/08/1990 67 32 0.00 0.0 0
03/19/1989 38 16 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/19/1989 33 14 0.00 0.0 T
03/27/1988 56 26 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/27/1988 51 23 0.00 0.0 0
04/12/1987 61 36 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/12/1987 63 39 0.00 0.0 0
03/23/1986 62 30 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/23/1986 56 28 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1985 42 34 0.35 T 0 | 03/31/1985 36 28 0.73 2.9 1
04/15/1984 51 45 0.06 0.0 0 | 04/15/1984 53 44 T 0.0 0
03/27/1983 42 33 0.54 0.6 T | 03/27/1983 33 30 0.41 5.6 7
04/04/1982 39 22 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/04/1982 36 17 0.00 0.0 0
04/12/1981 62 44 0.69 0.0 0 | 04/12/1981 58 43 0.51 0.0 0
03/30/1980 41 36 0.46 T 0 | 03/30/1980 44 31 0.00 0.0 0
04/08/1979 49 36 0.04 0.0 0 | 04/08/1979 42 30 0.02 0.0 0
03/19/1978 49 29 0.00 0.0 T | 03/19/1978 41 27 0.00 0.0 2
04/03/1977 53 29 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/03/1977 50 31 0.00 0.0 0
04/11/1976 49 31 T 0.0 0 | 04/11/1976 47 29 0.00 0.0 0
03/23/1975 58 37 0.24 0.0 0 | 03/23/1975 43 35 0.37 0.0 T
04/07/1974 64 34 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/07/1974 49 27 0.00 0.0 0
04/15/1973 75 50 0.46 0.0 0 | 04/15/1973 65 45 0.44 0.0 T
03/26/1972 44 30 0.17 T 0 | 03/26/1972 35 28 0.05 0.0 0
04/04/1971 46 20 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/04/1971 43 22 0.00 0.0 0
03/22/1970 54 32 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/22/1970 50 29 0.00 0.0 T
03/30/1969 29 12 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/30/1969 25 5 0.00 0.0 T
04/07/1968 72 40 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/07/1968 69 39 0.00 0.0 0
03/19/1967 35 24 0.62 0.8 0 | 03/19/1967 34 24 0.68 4.7 MM
04/03/1966 43 37 0.06 0.0 0 | 04/03/1966 46 34 0.30 0.0 0
04/11/1965 76 50 0.08 0.0 0 | 04/11/1965 72 44 T 0.0 0
03/22/1964 38 21 0.00 0.0 1 | 03/22/1964 38 17 0.00 0.0 2
04/07/1963 62 35 T 0.0 0 | 04/07/1963 55 39 0.10 0.0 0
04/15/1962 50 26 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/15/1962 47 25 0.00 0.0 0
03/26/1961 70 45 T 0.0 0 | 03/26/1961 61 45 0.29 0.0 0
04/10/1960 51 21 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/10/1960 47 20 0.00 0.0 0
03/22/1959 46 17 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/22/1959 38 12 0.00 0.0 6
03/30/1958 60 33 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/30/1958 55 31 0.00 0.0 0
04/14/1957 50 22 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/14/1957 50 24 0.00 0.0 0
03/25/1956 61 32 T 0.0 0 | 03/25/1956 54 29 T 0.0 0
04/03/1955 65 37 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/03/1955 60 34 0.00 0.0 0
04/11/1954 63 40 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/11/1954 58 38 0.00 0.0 0
03/29/1953 54 25 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/29/1953 53 26 0.00 0.0 0
04/06/1952 56 33 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/06/1952 53 33 0.00 0.0 0
03/18/1951 36 16 0.28 T 3 | 03/18/1951 35 13 0.13 T 6
04/02/1950 66 37 0.03 0.0 0 | 04/02/1950 63 32 T T 0
04/10/1949 56 34 0.01 0.0 0 | 04/10/1949 55 36 0.00 0.0 0
03/21/1948 66 41 0.01 0.0 0 | 03/21/1948 63 38 0.20 0.0 0
03/30/1947 48 21 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/30/1947 37 24 0.01 MM MM
04/14/1946 70 49 0.16 0.0 0 | 04/14/1946 74 52 0.02 MM MM
03/25/1945 67 55 1.92 0.0 0 | 03/25/1945 65 55 1.39 MM MM
04/02/1944 40 25 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/02/1944 36 23 0.00 MM MM
04/18/1943 60 33 T 0.0 MM | 04/18/1943 54 36 0.17 MM MM
03/29/1942 33 22 0.02 T MM | 03/29/1942 36 28 T MM MM
04/06/1941 52 36 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/06/1941 48 39 0.00 MM MM
03/17/1940 66 33 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/17/1940 52 35 0.00 MM MM
04/02/1939 58 28 0.10 0.0 MM | 04/02/1939 49 30 T MM MM
04/10/1938 58 31 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/10/1938 59 33 0.00 MM MM
03/21/1937 44 15 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/21/1937 44 27 0.00 MM MM
04/05/1936 35 31 0.62 0.1 T | 04/05/1936 36 29 T MM MM
04/14/1935 68 32 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/14/1935 68 32 T MM MM
03/25/1934 46 15 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/25/1934 44 18 0.00 MM MM
04/09/1933 66 38 0.14 0.0 MM | 04/09/1933 47 37 0.15 MM MM
03/20/1932 34 22 T T MM | 03/20/1932 32 18 0.27 MM MM
03/29/1931 36 23 0.00 0.0 2 | 03/29/1931 38 25 0.00 MM MM
04/13/1930 74 58 0.38 0.0 0 | 04/13/1930 67 52 0.04 MM MM
03/24/1929 74 38 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/24/1929 55 35 0.00 MM MM
04/01/1928 71 41 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/01/1928 67 40 0.00 MM MM
04/10/1927 59 45 0.01 0.0 0 | 04/10/1927 58 45 0.00 MM MM
03/28/1926 32 23 0.23 3.5 2 | 03/28/1926 30 21 0.20 MM MM
04/05/1925 57 29 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/05/1925 55 27 0.00 MM MM
04/13/1924 75 49 T 0.0 0 | 04/13/1924 73 48 0.00 MM MM
03/25/1923 50 18 0.00 0.0 T | 03/25/1923 34 19 T MM MM
04/09/1922 72 57 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/09/1922 65 50 0.14 MM MM
03/20/1921 77 40 T 0.0 0 | 03/20/1921 77 38 0.00 MM MM
03/28/1920 64 39 0.16 T 0 | 03/28/1920 64 39 0.07 MM MM
04/13/1919 69 41 T 0.0 0 | 04/13/1919 66 38 0.01 MM MM
03/24/1918 59 30 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/24/1918 60 29 0.00 MM MM
04/01/1917 44 34 0.12 T T | 04/01/1917 45 34 0.08 MM MM
04/16/1916 60 46 0.17 0.0 0 | 04/16/1916 59 46 0.26 MM MM
03/28/1915 42 23 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/28/1915 36 22 T MM MM
04/05/1914 48 29 T 0.0 0 | 04/05/1914 46 25 0.02 MM MM
03/16/1913 30 15 T 0.2 T | 03/16/1913 27 14 T MM MM
03/31/1912 55 35 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1912 43 35 0.02 MM MM
04/09/1911 54 36 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/09/1911 53 30 0.00 MM MM
03/20/1910 64 42 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/20/1910 61 42 0.00 MM MM
04/04/1909 67 39 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/04/1909 56 35 0.00 MM MM
04/12/1908 66 36 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/12/1908 69 34 0.00 MM MM
03/24/1907 62 37 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/24/1907 60 38 0.00 MM MM
04/08/1906 61 48 0.76 0.0 0 | 04/08/1906 55 40 0.32 MM MM
04/16/1905 44 28 T T 0 | 04/16/1905 44 31 T MM MM
03/27/1904 31 16 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/27/1904 29 15 0.00 MM MM
04/05/1903 56 36 0.00 0.0 0 | 04/05/1903 55 35 0.00 MM MM
03/23/1902 59 40 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/23/1902 59 34 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1901 45 28 T T T | 03/31/1901 45 23 0.01 MM MM
04/08/1900 61 47 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/08/1900 58 43 0.00 MM MM
03/26/1899 39 25 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/26/1899 37 22 0.00 MM MM
04/03/1898 56 32 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/03/1898 55 26 0.00 MM MM
04/12/1897 56 37 0.40 0.0 MM | 04/12/1897 47 36 0.16 MM MM
03/29/1896 58 39 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/29/1896 52 38 0.00 0.0 MM
04/07/1895 57 45 T 0.0 MM | 04/07/1895 58 46 0.22 0.0 MM
03/18/1894 64 52 0.18 0.0 MM | 03/18/1894 63 49 0.46 0.0 MM
03/26/1893 40 30 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/26/1893 39 24 0.00 MM MM
04/10/1892 44 25 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/10/1892 42 25 0.00 MM MM
03/22/1891 42 33 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/22/1891 42 33 0.00 MM MM
03/30/1890 35 25 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/30/1890 38 24 0.00 MM MM
04/14/1889 54 35 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/14/1889 53 34 0.00 MM MM
03/25/1888 33 23 0.36 2.9 MM | 03/25/1888 30 17 0.31 MM MM
04/03/1887 72 41 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/03/1887 62 38 0.00 MM MM
04/18/1886 76 55 0.00 0.0 MM | 04/18/1886 77 56 0.00 MM MM
03/29/1885 45 26 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/29/1885 44 22 T MM MM
04/06/1884 58 35 0.02 MM MM | 04/06/1884 59 34 0.03 MM MM
03/18/1883 58 13 0.00 MM MM | 03/18/1883 52 18 T MM MM
04/02/1882 77 53 0.00 MM MM | 04/02/1882 78 50 0.00 MM MM
04/10/1881 41 32 0.00 MM MM | 04/10/1881 42 29 T MM MM
03/21/1880 58 32 0.00 MM MM | 03/21/1880 57 31 0.00 MM MM
04/06/1879 60 38 0.57 MM MM | 04/06/1879 64 36 0.00 MM MM
04/14/1878 52 40 0.59 MM MM | 04/14/1878 51 42 0.72 MM MM
03/25/1877 35 18 0.00 MM MM | 03/25/1877 30 20 0.00 MM MM
04/09/1876 64 39 0.00 MM MM | 04/09/1876 62 36 0.00 MM MM
03/21/1875 31 20 0.05 MM MM | 03/21/1875 26 -1 0.00 MM MM
03/29/1874 42 25 0.00 MM MM | 03/29/1874 49 35 0.00 MM MM
04/06/1873 MM MM 0.83 MM MM | 04/06/1873 MM MM MM MM MM
03/24/1872 MM MM 0.11 MM MM | 03/24/1872 MM MM MM MM MM
 
 

 

 

 

 



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