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Memorial Day Weather

A look at past and present holiday weather
Posted at 11:30 AM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 12:30:29-04

We’re heading into a holiday weekend that typically signals the unofficial start of summer when people usually head out to the closest lake or campground. Celebrations this year will be a bit different, but we will still focus on the real purpose of Memorial Day and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

In the past five years, Memorial Day in Omaha has been fairly toasty. Temperatures were mostly in the 80s and even hit 97 degrees in 2018. However, highs only reached the mid 70s in 2017. Memorial Day 2019 was the wettest of the last five years, with about an inch of rain falling.

If you’re looking for the most impressive Memorial Day records, look no further! The warmest Memorial Day was May 30th, 1934 when the high reached a whopping 103 degrees. The coolest high was recorded on May 25th, 1992 at 53 degrees. And the wettest Memorial Day was May 30th, 1961 when 3.31 inches of rain fell.

As for Memorial Day 2020, it looks like our highs are going to be in the mid to upper 70s across much of the area. There’s a chance we pick up some rain on Monday, but it looks like most of it will fall during the morning before drying out a bit for the afternoon.