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Memorial Day Weather History

Posted at 11:00 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-27 06:19:07-04

Fire up the grill, put on the sunscreen, and strap on those floaties; it’s the unofficial start of summer! Memorial Day is first and foremost a day of remembrance of all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Memorial Day is also a time for outdoor activity, especially when temperatures reach summer-like category.  
It hasn’t always been a “summer feelin’” for past Memorial Days. In fact, we’ve had cold mornings and chilly afternoons. However, most Memorial Days tend to run mild to hot. The coldest temperature ever recorded on a Memorial Day was 38 degrees the morning of Memorial Day 1947. The warmest temperature was 93 degrees, set three times; in 1937, 1944, & 1953. The wettest Memorial Day occurred in 1966 when 1.61” fell in 24 hours. No snow has ever been recorded on a Memorial Day.

This year, we will be hot and humid with a small chance for isolated pop-up storms. We will not be breaking a record for heat, but we will be closer to the record than the normal for the day.