RECORDS | Easter Extremes

CLEVELAND - Comparing Easter weather in Cleveland over the past 100 years can be like comparing apples with oranges.

The Easter bunny can see all kinds of weather from hot and sunny conditions to rainy and frigid cold. Part of the reason for this disparity is that the holiday falls on a different date every year. Some times Easter happens in March, other times in April.

In looking back on the records of the National Weather Service, we have found the highest temperature recorded an on Easter Sunday in Cleveland was on April 18, 1976, and on April 13, 1941, when the temperature each of those holidays soared to 83 degrees.

On the opposite end, Easter Sunday has started as cold as 9 degrees on March 24, 1940.

Easter can also be quite rainy with nearly two inches of rain falling on March 23rd in 1913. But, rarely do we have snow on Easter. Since 1950, only four Easter Sundays saw more than one tenth of an inch of snow. Those occurred on April 2nd in 1961 (.7"), March 29th in 1964 (1.7"), April 2nd in 1972 (.4") and April 8th in 2007 (.9").

Check out our other warmest, coldest and rainiest Easters on record in Cleveland below.


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