National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Christmas In Alamosa

Normal High Normal Low Record High Record Low

Lowest Maximum("Coldest High")

Highest Minimum("Warmest Low")

34 -2 60 in 1942 -27 in 1974 12 in 1991 28 in 1971

SNOWFALL


Record Snowfall:  3.5 inches in 1942

 Number of times with a trace or more........ 19
Number of times with an inch or more....... 9
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 22%
Climatological chance of an inch or more.... 11%

SNOW ON GROUND

Record Snow on Ground:  10.0 inches in 1991

Number of times with a trace or more........ 50
Number of times with an inch or more....... 39
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 59%
Climatological chance of an inch or more... 46%
 

The last "real" white Christmas was in 2016. 1.5 inches of snow fell between midnight and 3 AM, with the a snow depth of 5 inches. Prior to this event, the next most recent event occurred in 2007. There was six inches of snow on the ground at 5 am that morning. While no snow fell during the day, around sunset it began to fall, with a total of 2 inches falling Christmas evening. The last time before that was in 1997. There was six inches of snow on the ground at 5 am that morning, with a total of 1.1 inches falling for the day. Going back yet another 10 years, we arrive at the next most recent white Christmas, which occurred in 1987. There was 3 inches of snow on the ground that Christmas morning, with a record 2.4 inches falling that day.


Snowfall records are in inches, from 1932 to the present.
Snow on the ground is at 5 am MST (7 am MST from 1984 - 1991 due to part-time staffing).
Current through 2016.

 

***White Christmas defined as >0.5 inches of snow falling on Christmas Day with at least 1 inch on the ground***