Rare Late March Day with High Temperature Below 30 Degrees (So Far)

March 20th, 2013 at 4:48 pm by under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog

So far, we have only reached 29.2 degrees at WLFI today.  It is still unknown what the high as been at the Agronomy Farm.  The airport has had 28 so far.

If we fail to reach 30, today would be only 31 of 143 Marches (since 1868) that have had one or more days that have failed to reach 30 degrees March 18-31 in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area. 

The coldest high temperature every recorded during this time period (1868-2013) was 18 degrees on March 20, 1885 (we also had 6″ of snow on the ground).  Second coldest was 19 degrees on March 21, 1872.

Years that have had a high temperature below 30 in West Lafayette/Lafayette area:  1868, 1872, 1873, 1875, 1876, 1879, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1892, 1894, 1904, 1906, 1912, 1914, 1923, 1939, 1940, 1951, 1955, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2013.


Lafayette 1868-1880

Purdue University 1881-1900

Purdue Ag Farm 1901-1947

Purdue University 1948-1953

Purdue Ag Farm 1954-2013


19 Responses to “Rare Late March Day with High Temperature Below 30 Degrees (So Far)”

  1. Ryan H says:

    18z GFS had us in the 12″+ range…..

  2. Jim says:

    Ryan we are going to get it.

  3. Ryan H says:

    I feel like we are between models. GFS has snow north of us. Euro has it south.

  4. Tom says:

    On March 17, 1867 a farmer at Stockwell, IN in Tippecanoe County recorded a high of only 16 degrees that day and a low of 4

  5. Bill in C'ville says:

    New gfs run looks really good for snow lovers

  6. Teri says:

    Still a few days out though

  7. Jim says:

    Spring is on hold spring bunnies the Stoogies have requested another snow and guess what. Here it comes.

  8. mad man from afghanistan says:

    We gonna get shalacked folks!!!!

  9. mad man from afghanistan says:

    Snowhaters sorry about your luck, looks like the little green guy didnt bring early spring, lol

  10. Melissa says:

    I would like to vote to fire the ground hog!!! He doesnt deserve hus job anymore he lied to us…

  11. Joy says:

    Would enjoy thunderstorms more at this point. I love snow, but it’s spring now!

  12. Teri says:

    Poor little groundhog had wishful thinking..

  13. Melissa says:

    Sure wass wishful terri

  14. Jim says:

    Melissa it’s Mother Nature and the Stoogies

  15. Bill in C'ville says:

    Ryan that’s good information some of the snow total’s are impressive but the thing I noticed was the wind speeds one model was showing 45 mph gust.

  16. Ryan H says:

    Weather channel biting at this storm. Not sure what to think here.

  17. Ryan H says:

    Yeah Bill, almost “blizzard-like” conditions somewhere close here.

  18. Jim says:

    The blizzard is coming and the once quiet blog is alive again. That is what what we need to get this blog going a late season spring blizzard. Has this ever happened ?

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