New Orleans Mardi Gras Weather History - 1874 to present

YEAR

  DATE  

MAX

MIN

MEAN

PCPN

SNOW

WEATHER

REMARKS

 1874

 17 Feb

75 

64 

69.5 

Trace 

 

 

 

 1875

 09 Feb

 57

 42

49.5 

0.44" 

 

 

 

 1876

29 Feb 

70 

 54

62.0 

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1877

 13 Feb

62 

53 

 57.5

 0.37"

 

 

 

 1878

05 Mar 

 68

 46

 57.0

0.00" 

 

 

 

 1879

 25 Feb

 74

 51

62.5 

0.00" 

 

 

Cancelled due to yellow fever epidemic

 1880

10 Feb 

 64

 51

57.5 

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1881

 01 Mar

 66

50 

58.0 

0.00"

 

 

 

 1882

21 Feb 

 73

 55

64.0 

0.02" 

 

 

 

 1883

 06 Feb

73 

 54

 63.5

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1884

 26 Feb

 70

 53

61.5 

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1885

 17 Feb

 66

43 

 54.5

0.00" 

 

 

 

 1886

 09 Mar

69 

49 

 59.0

 0.07"

 

 

 

 1887

 22 Feb

 81

 63

 72.0

 0.09"

 

 

 

 1888

 14 Feb

 79

 47

63.0 

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1889

 05 Mar

62 

 50

 56.0

Trace 

 

 

 

 1890

 18 Feb

 79

 54

 66.5

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1891

 10 Feb

 52

 44

48.0 

0.02" 

 

 

 

 1892

01 Mar 

56 

 43

49.5 

 0.00"

 

 

 

 1893

 14 Feb

 76

 50

 63.0

 0.14"

 

 

 

1894

06 Feb

64

43

53.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1895

26 Feb

69

49

59.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1896

18 Feb

62

37

49.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1897

02 Mar

76

57

66.5

Trace

 

 

 

1898

22 Feb

59

39

49.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1899

14 Feb

38

22

30.0

0.00"

*

 

3" of snow and ice on the ground; coldest Mardi Gras on Record

1900

27 Feb

70

54

62.0

Trace

 

 

 

1901

19 Feb

68

50

59

0.00"

 

 

 

1902

11 Feb

54

34

44

0.00"

 

 

 

1903

24 Feb

66

46

56

0.00"

 

 

 

1904

16 Feb

62

49

55.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1905

07 Mar

75

60

67.5

Trace

 

 

 

1906

27 Feb

60

44

52.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1907

12 Feb

73

48

60.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1908

03 Mar

79

59

69

0.01"

 

 

 

1909

23 Feb

79

55

67.0

0.45"

 

 

 

1910

08 Feb

66

50

58.0

0.13"

 

 

 

1911

28 Feb

76

56

66.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1912

20 Feb

75

62

68.5

0.20"

 

 

 

1913

04 Feb

57

43

50.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1914

24 Feb

45

32

38.5

0.29"

 

 

 

1915

16 Feb

61

48

54.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1916

07 Mar

79

64

71.5

Trace

 

 

 

1917

20 Feb

83

68

75.5

0.10"

 

 

Warmest Mardi Gras on Record

1918

12 Feb

76

60

68.0

0.67"

 

 

 

1919

04 Mar

79

55

67.0

Trace

 

 

 

1920

17 Feb

52

42

47.0

0.51"

 

 

 

1921

08 Feb

77

69

73.0

0.03"

 

 

 

1922

28 Feb

70

60

65

Trace

 

 

 

1923

13 Feb

82

68

75.0

Trace

 

 

 

1924

04 Mar

64

55

59.5

Trace

 

 

 

1925

24 Feb

69

55

62.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1926

16 Feb

62

47

54.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1927

01 Mar

66

41

53.5

2.12"

 

 

Wettest Mardi Gras on Record

1928

21 Feb

61

46

53.5

Trace

 

 

 

1929

12 Feb

51

32

41.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1930

04 Mar

56

40

48.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1931

17 Feb

78

54

66.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1932

09 Feb

83

67

75

0.00"

 

 

Tied for highest maximum (1917)

1933

28 Feb

59

50

54.5

0.48"

 

 

 

1934

13 Feb

63

46

54.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1935

05 Mar

76

66

71.0

0.08"

 

 

 

1936

25 Feb

78

62

70.0

Trace

 

 

 

1937

09 Feb

71

48

59.5

0.43"

 

 

 

1938

01 Mar

64

45

54.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1939

21 Feb

69

40

54.5

1.69"

 

 

 

1940

06 Feb

59

46

52.5

0.16"

 

 

 

1941

25 Feb

55

47

51.0

Trace

 

 

 

1942

17 Feb

64

54

59.0

0.40"

 

 

 

1943

09 Mar

65

44

54.5

Trace

 

 

 

1944

 22 Feb

79

64

71.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1945

13 Feb

72

58

65.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1946

05 Mar

76

63

69.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1947

18 Feb

74

53

63.5

0.00" 

 

 

 

1948

 10 Feb

51

34

42.5

0.00" 

 

 

 

1949

 01 Mar

52

41

46.5

0.01"

 

 

 

1950

 21 Feb

75

49

62.0

Trace

 

 

 

1951

 06 Feb

69

50

59.5

0.76"

 

 

 

1952

 26 Feb

53

44

48.5

0.04"

 

 

 

1953

 17 Feb

60

46

53.0

0.17"

 

 

 

1954

02 Mar

67

50

58.5

0.05"

 

 

 

1955

22 Feb

46

43

44.5

0.73"

 

 

 

1956

 14 Feb

73

60

66.5

0.05"

 

 

 

1957

 05 Mar

70

55

62.5

0.30"

 

 

 

1958

 18 Feb

48

29

38.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1959

10 Feb

79

63

71.0

0.36"

 

 

 

1960

 01 Mar

51

45

48.0

Trace

 

 

 

1961

 14 Feb

77

54

65.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1962

06 Mar

55

37

46.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1963

26 Feb

55

44

49.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1964

11 Feb

55

41

48.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1965

 02 Mar

62

49

55.5

0.08"

 

 

 

1966

 22 Feb

63

47

55.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1967

 07 Feb

43

32

37.5

0.00" 

 

 

 

1968

 27 Feb

60

41

50.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1969

 18 Feb

56

40

48.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1970

 10 Feb

60

38

49.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1971

 23 Feb

62

41

51.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1972

 15 Feb

70

52

61.0

0.36" 

 

 

 

1973

 06 Mar

74

61

67.5

0.06"

 

 

 

1974

 26 Feb

54

31

42.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1975

 11 Feb

78

52

65.0

0.07"

 

 

 

1976

 02 Mar

80

64

72.0

Trace

 

 

 

1977

 22 Feb

76

42

59.0

0.04"

 

 

 

1978

 07 Feb

39

31

35.0

Trace

 

 

 

1979

27 Feb

65

35

50.0

0.00" 

 

Haze

 

1980

 19 Feb

74

50

62.0

0.00" 

 

 

 

1981

 03 Mar

70

52

61.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1982

 23 Feb

81

49

65.0

0.00" 

 

Haze

 

1983

15 Feb

67

40

53.5

0.39" 

 

Dense Fog,  Tstms 

 

1984

06 Mar

50

42

46.0

0.07" 

 

Dense Fog, Tstms 

 

1985

 19 Feb

62

49

55.5

0.00" 

 

Dense fog, haze 

 

1986

 11 Feb

40

32

36.0

0.00" 

 

 

 

1987

 03 Mar

70

46

58.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1988

 16 Feb

59

33

46.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1989

 07 Feb

44

36

40.0

Trace

 

Light fog 

 

1990

27 Feb

72

52

62.0

0.00" 

 

Light fog, haze 

 

1991

12 Feb

68

46

57.0

0.00" 

 

Light fog 

 

1992

 03 Mar

72

53

62.5

0.00"

 

 

 

1993

23 Feb

66

44

55.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1994

15 Feb

63

33

48.0

0.18" 

 

Light fog 

 

1995

 28 Feb

69

55

62.0

1.71" 

 

Tstms and fog 

 

1996

 20 Feb

76

55

65.5

0.00" 

 

Dense fog 

 

1997

 11 Feb

52

36

44.0

0.00"

 

 

 

1998

 24 Feb

69

45

57.0

0.00"

 

Light fog, haze 

 

1999

 16 Feb

76

50

63.0

0.00"

 

 

 

2000

07 Mar

77

54

65.5

0.00"

 

Light fog

 

2001

27 Feb

80

62

71.0

0.00"

 

Dense fog

 

2002

 12 Feb

59

36

47.5

0.00"

 

 

 

2003

 04 Mar

60

50

55.0

Trace

 

Dense fog, drizzle 

 

2004

 24 Feb

62

55

58.5

0.35"

 

 

 

2005

 08 Feb

74

60

67.0

0.16"

 

 

 

2006

 28 Feb

75

47

61.0

0.00" 

 

 

Abbreviated season; post- Hurricane Katrina 

2007

20 Feb

72

54

63.0

Trace

 

 

 

2008

 05 Feb

79

69

74.0

Trace

 

 

tied for warmest minimum 

2009

 24 Feb

68

38

53.0

0.00"

 

 

 

2010

16 Feb

51

31

41.0

0.00"

 

 

 

2011

 08 Mar

74

 60

67.0 

0.05" 

 

 

 

2012

21 Feb

75 

43 

59.0 

0.00 

 

Light Fog 

 

2013

12 Feb

75

58

66.5

0.05

 

 Light fog, drizzle

 

2014

04 Mar

42

35

38.5

0.46

 

Light Fog

 

Avg

 

66.1

48.6

57.4

0.11"

 

 

 

Last update: 02/11/2014 RJR


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