PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — ST. Patrick’s Day is sort of a weather benchmark for several reasons.
As a holiday that lands around late winter and early spring, Central Illinois can see a wide variety of weather on St Patrick’s Day.
Over the years, here is what we have seen:
- Average High: 52
- Average Low: 32
- Warmest: 80 (1894)
- Coldest high: 20 (1941)
- Coldest Low- 5° (1906)
- Most snow on St. Patrick’s Day- 4.4″ (1934)
- Most amount of snow on the ground on St. Patrick’s Day- 6″ in 1960