National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Based on records from 1951 to 2013 at the Binghamton Regional Airport


Christmas Normals:
  • Average high temperature = 31°F
  • Average low temperature = 18°F
Christmas Snow:
  • 65% of Christmas days have an inch or more of snow on the ground (or about 2 out of every 3 years)
  • 19% of Christmas days have an inch or more of snowfall (or about 1 in every 5 years)
  • 52% of Christmas days see more than a trace of snowfall (or about once every two years)
Christmas Extremes:

Highest Maximum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 58°F 1964
2. 55°F 1982
3. 53°F 1979
4. 49°F 1987
5. 48°F 1965
Highest Minimum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 43°F 1964
2. 41°F 1982
3. 36°F 1979
4. 35°F 1987
5. 35°F 1986
Lowest Maximum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. 1°F 1980
2. 4°F 1983
3. 9°F 1968
4. 11°F 1958
5. 14°F 2000
Lowest Minimum Temperature
  Temp Year
1. -18°F 1980
2. -8°F 1969
3. -2°F 1983
4. -1°F 1958
5. 2°F 1968


Most Snowfall on Christmas Day
  1. 12.7 inches in 2002*
  2. 8.8 inches in 1978
  3. 4.1 inches in 1975
  4. 4.0 inches in 1951
  5. 2.4 inches in 1969
Most Snow on Ground on Christmas Day
  1. 14 inches in 1969
  2. 13 inches in 1995
    13 inches in 1963
  3. 12 inches in 1970
  4. 11 inches in 1993
Two-day Snowfall (Christmas Eve /Christmas Day)
  1. 14.9 inches in 1978
  2. 12.7 inches in 2002
  3. 5.5 inches in 1966
  4. 4.1 inches in 1975
  5. 4.0 inches in 1951
Liquid Equiv. Precipitation  
  1. 0.60 inches in 1978
  2. 0.54 inches in 2002
  3. 0.50 inches in 1965
  4. 0.42 inches in 1975
  5. 0.39 inches in 1974 and 2005
*Christmas 2002 also saw a peak wind of 33 mph in addition to the snowfall.