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Weather Records

Record High and Low for Temperatures from 1920-Present

Record High Temperature

114° – June 29 & 30, 2021

Record Low Temperature

-26° – January 26, 1957

Record Highs for Precipitation

Record High Precipitation in a Month

5.86″ – May 1948

Record High Snowfall in a Month

31.4″ – January 1950

Record High Precipitation in a Day

1.61″ – May 19, 1948

Temperature Records

Monthly Highs and Lows for Temperatures

This table shows the record temperature highs and lows for each month, along with the date(s) in which they occur.
Record Highs Record Lows
January  60° – January 16, 1976
January 31, 1995
 -26° – January 26, 1957
February  69° – February 27, 1967  -25° – February 1, 1950
March  81° – March 19, 1923  1° – March 3, 1989
April  92° – April 29, 1926
April 24, 1977
April 25, 1977
 11° – April 1, 1936
May  100° – May 28, 1934  20° – May 7, 2002
June  114° – June 29 & 30, 2021  29° – June 13, 1952
July  111° – July 26, 1928
July 27, 1939
 32° – July 7, 1971
August  113° – August 4, 1961  32° – August 22, 1984
August 23, 1992
September  102° – September 11, 1953
September 3, 1988
 19° – September 24, 1926

October

 91° – October 10, 1934
October 1, 1943
 4° – October 31, 2002
November  72° – November 4, 1975  -16° – November 23, 1985
December  62° – December 11, 2014  -20° – December 17, 1964

 

 

 

Top Highest Temperature Days

  1. 114° – June 29 & 30, 2021
  2. 113° – August 4, 1961
  3. 112° – August 5, 1961
  4. 111° – July 27, 1939
  5. 111° – July 26, 1928
  6. 110° – June 28, 2021
  7. 110° – July 25, 1928
  8. 109° – June 28, 2015
  9. 109° – July 17, 1941
  10. 109° – July 26, 1939

Precipitation Records

Highest Amount of Precipitation Received in a Crop Year (September-August)

  1. 1948 – 22.71″
  2. 1941 – 18.00″
  3. 1997 – 15.01″
  4. 2017 – 14.78″
  5. 1974 – 14.06″
  6. 1983 – 13.67″
  7. 1995 – 13.47″
  8. 1940 – 13.01″
  9. 1984 – 12.89″
  10. 2016 – 12.66″

Lowest Amount of Precipitation Received in a Crop Year

  1. 4.36″ – 1977
  2. 4.8″ – 1930
  3. 5.3″ – 1939
  4. 5.35″ – 2021
  5. 5.72″ – 1973
  6. 5.77″ – 1929
  7. 6.62″ – 1924
  8. 6.63″ – 1966
  9. 6.65″ – 1926
  10. 6.77″ – 2008

Most Snow Received in a Winter (October-May) in Inches

  1. 1949-1950 – 41.5″
  2. 1992-1993 – 38″
  3. 1955-1956 – 36.3″
  4. 2007-2008 – 35.7″
  5. 1996-1997 – 34″
  6. 1985-1986 – 31.23″
  7. 1932-1933 – 30.2″
  8. 1942-1943 – 29.5″
  9. 1968-1969 – 28″
  10. 2016-2017 – 27.9″

Snow totals for each winter (October-May) from 1920-present (pdf)

Most Consecutive Days of Snow on the Ground

  1. 76 days – December 6, 2016-February 19, 2017
  2. 70 days – December 12, 1984-Februrary 23, 1985
  3. 70 days – November 15, 1985-January 23, 1986
  4. 69 days – December 5, 1948-Februrary 11, 1949
  5. 63 days – December 30, 1968-March 2, 1969
  6. 61 days – December 24, 1936-February 22, 1937
  7. 61 days – December 5, 2000-February 3, 2001
  8. 60 days – November 15, 1930-January 13, 1931
  9. 60 days – January 3, 1950-March 3, 1950
  10. 57 days – December 9, 1951-February 3, 1952


 

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