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St. Patrick's Day Weather History in Buffalo

5 years ago it was 73 on 3/17
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Posted at 8:37 PM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 20:41:48-04

St. Patrick’s Day Weather History

The weather for last year's St. Patrick's Day was a rather mild one for this time of year. On March 17, 2016, the high temperature was a pleasant 52°. That 52° reading was ten degrees above normal.    

The record high for St. Patrick’s Day is 73° set in 2012. The average high is 42° and the average low is 26°.

Looking at the last 73 years only 1 day had high temperatures in the 70s. 47 times temperatures were in the 30s or 40s, and 10 times temperatures were in the 50s.

Measurable snow (0.1”) occurs about 38% of the time. Only 1 time in the last 73 years did St. Patrick’s Day have a snowstorm with snow totaling greater than 6 inches. A blizzard occurred in 1936 when 18” of snow blanketed Western New York.