Easter Sunday climatology in Columbus

Columbus (WCMH) – I spent the morning going through every Easter Sunday that we had weather data for, so since 1878.   It looks like this Sunday will be the 24th warmest Easter Sunday on record.

 

Easter Sunday changes dates every year:

Easter Sunday can fall anywhere from March 22nd, to April 25th, that is why there is wide range of temperatures, and even precipitation that falls on Easter Sunday.

Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon that falls on or after the start of Spring, which is determined as March 21st.

Since we had our “Pink” Full Moon earlier this week, and it was the first full moon of Spring, Easter falls this upcoming Sunday.

 

Since the date of Easter falls in a 35 day window, we have had snow, rain, cold, and 80s too!

Our forecast high temperature for this Sunday would match last Easter Sunday (3-27-16) at 75 degrees, the 24th warmest on record for Easter Sunday!

  • Highs in the 80s  9 times
  • Highs in the 70s  33 times
  • Highs in the 60s  32 times
  • Highs in the 50s  34 times
  • Highs in the 40s  23 times
  • Highs in the 30s  7 time
  • Highs in the 20s  1 time
  • Warmest high temperature 86 (4-13-1941 record high)
  • Coldest high temperature 25 (3-24-1940, record cold high temp)
  • Lows in the teens  2 times
  • Lows in the 20s  26 times
  • Lows in the 30s  50 times
  • Lows in the 40s  37 times
  • Lows in the 50s  23 times
  • Lows in the 60s  1 time
  • Warmest low temp 62 (4-22-1973)
  • Coldest low temp  13 (3-24-1940)
  • Only record low temp 15 (4-1-1923)
  • Dusting of snow 13 days
  • Measurable snow  6 days
  • total snowfall 4.1″
  • heaviest snowfall 1.9″ (3-29-1970) daily record
  • Drizzle/mist 23 days
  • Measurable rain 59 days
  • total rainfall  13.51″
  • heaviest rainfall  1.33″ (3-27-1921)

 

Since 1878 Easter Sunday has occurred on April 16th 5 other times, this will be the 6th this year:

Almost every Easter Sunday on April 16th is warm & wet, this one will be no different.

 

Below is a full data set I collected for every single Easter Sunday since 1878 for Columbus:

I noted the date, high temp, low temp, rain (0 = mist/not measurable), snow (0 = a dusting/not measurable)

If you have any questions about climate, seasonal climate, Easter weather, or any other weather, email me: dmazza@wcmh.com

-Dave

 

high low rain snow
1878 21-Apr 66 44 0.12
1879 13-Apr 50 37 0.06
1880 28-Mar 47 36 0.04
1881 17-Apr 56 40 0.08
1882 9-Apr 57 42 0.59
1883 25-Mar 55 33
1884 13-Apr 60 44 0.03
1885 5-Apr 65 34 0.01
1886 25-Apr 81 55
1887 10-Apr 76 48
1888 1-Apr 76 41
1889 21-Apr 66 52
1890 6-Apr 68 37
1891 29-Mar 56 30
1892 17-Apr 58 42 0
1893 2-Apr 61 31
1894 25-Mar 31 24 0 0
1895 14-Apr 46 37 0.01
1896 5-Apr 59 29
1897 18-Apr 64 32
1898 10-Apr 59 40 0
1899 2-Apr 40 23 0 0
1900 15-Apr 63 36
1901 7-Apr 76 50
1902 30-Mar 54 36 0.26 0
1903 12-Apr 72 56 0.22
1904 3-Apr 36 28 0 0
1905 23-Apr 63 40
1906 15-Apr 48 39 0.03
1907 31-Mar 48 24
1908 19-Apr 67 50
1909 11-Apr 67 26
1910 27-Mar 81 51
1911 16-Apr 52 35 0.04
1912 7-Apr 61 33 0.17
1913 23-Mar 64 33 0.53
1914 12-Apr 57 27
1915 4-Apr 54 26
1916 23-Apr 50 37 0.01
1917 8-Apr 37 27 0.03
1918 31-Mar 70 42
1919 20-Apr 70 48 0.24
1920 4-Apr 52 36 0.09
1921 27-Mar 78 57 1.33
1922 16-Apr 76 45
1923 1-Apr 41 15
1924 20-Apr 51 42 0
1925 12-Apr 72 38
1926 4-Apr 48 26
1927 17-Apr 74 49
1928 8-Apr 39 30 0.01 0.1
1929 31-Mar 70 49 0
1930 20-Apr 67 46
1931 5-Apr 53 34
1932 27-Mar 43 35 0.01 0
1933 16-Apr 69 50 0.36
1934 1-Apr 72 37 0
1935 21-Apr 64 44
1936 12-Apr 56 41 0
1937 28-Mar 40 24
1938 17-Apr 78 59 0.01
1939 9-Apr 54 31 0.15 0
1940 24-Mar 25 13 0
1941 13-Apr 86 55
1942 5-Apr 78 58
1943 25-Apr 71 50 0.06
1944 9-Apr 66 55 0.32
1945 1-Apr 64 45 0.16
1946 21-Apr 74 38
1947 6-Apr 67 44
1948 28-Mar 40 25 0 0
1949 17-Apr 45 27 0 0
1950 9-Apr 35 25 0.37 0.3
1951 25-Mar 41 23
1952 13-Apr 66 51 0.45
1953 5-Apr 59 34
1954 18-Apr 70 45
1955 10-Apr 76 38
1956 1-Apr 63 30 0
1957 21-Apr 80 59 0
1958 6-Apr 69 46 0.69
1959 29-Mar 50 28 0.02
1960 17-Apr 77 49 0.15
1961 2-Apr 40 25 0 0
1962 22-Apr 81 49 0.16
1963 14-Apr 55 33
1964 29-Mar 40 23 0.06 0.7
1965 18-Apr 61 38 0
1966 10-Apr 50 26 0.01
1967 26-Mar 79 42
1968 14-Apr 74 49 0.38
1969 6-Apr 55 36
1970 29-Mar 40 25 0.16 1.9
1971 11-Apr 73 30
1972 2-Apr 40 30 0.01 0.1
1973 22-Apr 74 62 0.03
1974 14-Apr 78 45 0.22
1975 30-Mar 36 26 0 0
1976 18-Apr 84 50
1977 10-Apr 81 36
1978 26-Mar 45 38 0.7
1979 15-Apr 51 41 0
1980 6-Apr 64 36
1981 19-Apr 59 43 0.08
1982 11-Apr 46 29
1983 3-Apr 46 39 0.14
1984 22-Apr 52 39 0.83
1985 7-Apr 48 34 0.15 0
1986 30-Mar 82 50
1987 19-Apr 80 48
1988 3-Apr 63 54 1.38
1989 26-Mar 71 38
1990 15-Apr 59 31
1991 31-Mar 50 24 0.04
1992 19-Apr 79 56
1993 11-Apr 69 35 0
1994 3-Apr 61 30 0.41 1
1995 16-Apr 72 46 0
1996 7-Apr 41 27
1997 30-Mar 49 37 0.18
1998 12-Apr 68 36
1999 4-Apr 74 51 0.06
2000 23-Apr 64 36
2001 15-Apr 58 42 0.3
2002 31-Mar 54 39 0.02
2003 20-Apr 76 57 0.54
2004 11-Apr 56 41 0.01
2005 27-Mar 50 38 0
2006 16-Apr 71 50 0.09
2007 8-Apr 37 26 0 0
2008 23-Mar 44 22 0 0
2009 12-Apr 56 30
2010 4-Apr 73 41
2011 24-Apr 66 58 0.52
2012 8-Apr 64 47 0.02
2013 31-Mar 56 42 0.07
2014 20-Apr 77 45
2015 5-Apr 62 36
2016 27-Mar 75 38 0.29
2017 16-Apr

 

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