DENISON, Texas (KTEN) – President’s Day (or formally known as Washington’s Birthday) is a day reserved to celebrate the birthday of our first president and one of our Founding Fathers George Washington. Over time, the day has also been associated with former President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday which lands on February 12.

The day was first celebrated in 1879 when then President Rutherford B. Hayes signed the holiday into law. Initially the holiday was only recognized in Washington, DC, but in 1885, the holiday was designated as a national holiday.

In Texoma, President’s Day can have a wide range of weather. The hottest President’s Day ever was in 2023 when the mercury rose to 79°! On the other side of the coin, the coldest President’s Day was in 2021 when the lowest high temperature record was observed at 3°. The notorious Big Freeze of 2021 is to blame for the temperature record.

Weather records for President's Day in Texoma

 

In terms of precipitation, the rainiest President’s Day was in 1969 when 2.05 inches of rain fell in Sherman/Denison, Texas. The snowiest ever President's Day was in 1938 when 2.0 inches of snow fell in Sherman/Denison.

No weather records are forecast for President’s Day in 2024. In fact, the holiday is slated to have sunny skies and high temperatures in the low to mid 60s! Enjoy the time off and remember to thank the many Presidents who have served our great nation.