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Dallas/Fort Worth - Easter Climatology

the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring

Temperature
  • Normal maximum: 75°F
  • Normal minimum: 53°F
  • Number of freezes: 3
  • Number of days with maximum:
         100°F or more: 0
         32°F or less: 0
Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Date
1 95 Apr 16, 2006
2 94 Apr 12, 1936
3 92 Apr 19, 1987
4 91 Apr 12, 1925
5
(tie)
90 Apr 15, 1979
90 Apr 25, 1943
90 Mar 31, 1929
Lowest Minimum
Rank Temperature Date
1 28 Mar 28, 1937
2 31 Apr 4, 1920
3 32 Mar 28, 1948
4 33 Mar 30, 1975
5 36 Mar 29, 1959

 

 

Lowest Maximum
Rank Temperature Date
1 46 Apr 8, 1928
2
(tie)
48 Mar 28, 1937
48 Apr 4, 1920
4 51 Apr 8, 2007
5 52 Apr 11, 2004
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Date
1
(tie)
71 Apr 16, 1995
71 Apr 1, 1956
3 70 Apr 22, 1973
4
(tie)
68 Apr 13, 1941
68 Apr 16, 1922
 
Precipitation
  • Number of occurrences with any precipitation: 44
  • Number of occurrences with measurable precipitation: 32
  • Average amount when precipitation occurred: 0.31"
  • Chance of measurable precipitation: 28%
  • Number of occurrences of:
         thunder: 21 
         snow: 0 
         sleet (ice pellets): 0 
         freezing rain/freezing drizzle (glaze): 0 
         fog: 20
Wettest
Rank Precipitation Date
1 2.23 Apr 8, 2012
2 2.03 Apr 22, 1962
3 1.92 Apr 23, 1905
4 1.00 Apr 19, 1908
5 0.99 Apr 12, 2009
 
Significant Events
  • April 8, 2007 - After heat the previous year, snow returned to North Texas Easter weekend 2007. Snow melted as it fell in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on Saturday, April 7. But in Central Texas, as much as 3 to 4 inches of snow fell into the early morning hours of Easter Sunday during the most significant April snow event on record. 
  • April 16, 2006 - After snow the previous year, this Easter was the first of three consecutive days of extraordinary heat. The high on Easter Monday was 101°F.
  • March 27, 2005 - As much as 2 inches of snow fell around daybreak Easter morning, from Weatherford through southern sections of Fort Worth. No snow fell at DFW Airport.
  • April 19, 1987 - The hot Easter weekend cooled down from the previous day's high of 95°F to a near record high of 92°F.
  • March 28, 1937 - After two cold days, this cold Sunday ranged from 28°F to only 48°F.
  • April 12, 1936 - The temperature climbed to 94°F (second highest maximum for date).
  • April 8, 1928 - A cold Easter saw 0.31" of rain with a low of 36°F and a high of 46°F. Snow fell the previous afternoon (April 7), but it melted as it fell.
  • April 4, 1920 - The killing front (31°F) on this day in early April was recorded as follows, "Ice formed this morning. Killing frost temperatures reached. When sun came out many plants turned dark and dead."


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