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Salem's Weather Records
 
From September through mid-December since 1892
Data collected by Reid Hanson

High Temperatures
83 - October 17, 2002
104 - August 17, 2002
104E - September 2, 1988
104 - August 13, 2002
103E - September 4, 1944
102E - September 2, 1988
101E - September 2, 1934
100E - September 4, 1955

Low Temperatures
-12E- December 8, 1972
-6E - December 13, 1919
-6E - December 14, 1919
-5E - December 9, 1972
-4E - December 7, 1972
-2E - December 13, 1919

Official Snowfall Records
(September through December, since 1939)
6.7"- December 29-30, 1968
6.2"- December 1-2, 1985

Excessive Rainfall
4.30" - December 6, 1933
3.60" - November 8, 1896
3.12" - December 2-3,1987
3.11" - November 19,1897
3.00" - November 29,1893
2.91" - December 29, 1937
2.84" - October 8-9, 1955
2.82" - November 26-27, 1945
2.82" - November 15-16, 1950
2.72" - December 21-22, 1964
2.52" - December 3-4, 1968
2.36" - October 15-16, 1947
2.07" - October 1-2, 1951
2.00" - October 17, 1898
1.90" - October 7, 1893

No Rainfall during September 1975, October 1895, and October 1917.
The only day it has never rained in Salem is July 12.

Bibliography:
Researched and compiled by Adele Egan, Sybil Westenhouse, and Reid Hanson for volume 15 (Autumn 1996) of Marion County History, a publication of the Marion County Historical Society.

 

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