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Christmas in Pueblo
 

Normal High

Normal Low Record High Record Low Lowest Maximum (Coldest High) Highest Minimum (Warmest Low)
46 13 72 in 1971 -10 in 1983      14 in 1983 37 in 1892

 

SNOWFALL


Record Snowfall:  5.1 inches in 1987

Number of times with a trace or more....... 19
Number of times with an inch or more........7
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 15%
Climatological chance of an inch or more..... 5%

 

SNOW ON GROUND


Record Snow on Ground:  8.0 inches in 2011

Number of times with a trace or more........ 20
Number of times with an inch or more....... 13
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 31%
Climatological chance of an inch or more... 19%

 

The last "real" white Christmas occurred in 2000.  The snow began falling shortly before midnight Christmas Eve, with only trace amounts reported through the morning hours.  The snow began to pick up during the afternoon hours and ended shortly before midnight, with a total snowfall of 1.8 inches.  The previous white Christmas last occurred in 1987. There was one inch of snow on the ground at 5 am that morning, with a record total of 5.1 inches falling for the day.  The last time before that was in 1976.  There was one inch of snow on the ground that Christmas morning, with an additional .6 inches falling that day. Over the past 108 years, only on two separate occasions has snow fallen on two consecutive Christmas  - 1911/1912, and in 1941/1942.

While not a white Christmas, an extremely rare event occurred early Christmas morning in 2016, when thunderstorms producing heavy rain and small hail moved through the Pueblo area during the pre-dawn hours. This is the only time such an event has been record since 1939, when thunderstorm and hail stats began.

                                         Snowfall records are in inches, from 1888 to the present.
                                         Snow on the ground is at 5 am, from 1948 to the present.

         Current through 2016.                 


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