National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

 

Christmas

     PERIOD OF RECORD:   150 YEARS    (1871 - 2020)

 

Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. The highest temperature recorded on Christmas is 64F degrees in 1982. The lowest the mercury has fallen to on Christmas is -10F in 1980. The high temperature averages 34F degrees and the low 22F degrees on Christmas.

The greatest precipitation recorded on Christmas Day was 1.14 inches in 2003. The 8.4 inches of snow measured in a Christmas storm in 2002 was the greatest snow for this date. 

Historically, there is a 59 percent chance of a white Christmas (an inch or more of snow on the ground) since snow depth records started in 1893.

 

 

 

Temperature (F) Data

 

Highest

64 1982

Lowest

-10 1980

Highest Minimum

55 1982

Lowest Maximum

7 1983

Average High

34  

Average Low

22  

 

 

 

     HIGH TEMPERATURE (F)  BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

(since 1944; 77 years)

 

 

Single

Digits

10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s
Number of occurrences 1 6 16 32 16 5 1
Percentage 1% 8% 21% 42% 21% 6% 1%

 

 

   

Precipitation Data

(since 1944; 77 years)

 

Number of times 0.01" or greater:

55

Number of times 0.10" or greater:

30

Number of times 0.50" or greater:

12

 

 

 

 

Precipitation Records

 

Greatest Precipitation
 

1.14" 2003
Greatest Snow 8.4 2002

 

 

 

Almanac Data for Recent Christmas Days

 

Year High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth
1980
16 -10 0.10 1.5 4
1981
33 25 0.00 0.0 T
1982
64 55 0.57 0.0 0
1983
7 0 0.05 0.8 13
1984
29 13 T T T
           
1985 16 9 0.01 0.3 9
1986 39 33 0.11 0.0 0
1987 51 37 0.16 0.0 0
1988 37 25 0.02 0.1 0
1989 21 15 0.02 0.4 6
           
1990 27 12 0.08 1.5 1
1991 33 16 0.01 0.1 1
1992 36 18 0.01 0.1 1
1993 23 13 0.09 2.1 14
1994 45 26 0.00 0.0 0
           
1995 28 22 0.34 6.2 11
1996 24 16 0.33 3.8 T
1997 44 34 0.15 0.0 0
1998 27 16 0.30 7.1 2
1999 27 12 0.04 1.2 2
           
2000 16 2 0.01 0.4 7
2001 27 22 0.64 4.9 19
2002 30 25 0.66 8.4 4
2003 34 27 1.14 8.2 T
2004 16 3 T T 7
           
2005 41 36 0.14 0.0 1
2006 50 32 0.39 0.0 0
2007 33 26 0.00 0.0 1
2008 36 26 T T 1
2009 44 25 0.67 0.0 T
           
2010 26 22 0.03 0.3 4
2011 45 33 0.03 T 0
2012 33 28 0.02 0.3 1
2013 26 2 0.00 0.0 2
2014 43 38 T 0.0 0
           
2015 48 36 0.03 0 0
2016 37 26 T T 2
2017 33 13 0.10 2.2 7
2018 32 30 0.02 0.6 1
2019 50 28 0.00 0.0 0
           
2020 32 23 0.35 4.1 6
2021          
2022          
2023          
2024