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Dallas/Fort Worth - Christmas Day Climatology

December 25

Temperature
  • Normal maximum: 56°F
  • Normal minimum: 37°F
  • Number of freezes: 49
  • Number of days with maximum:
         100°F or more: 0
         32°F or less: 2
Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 82 2021
2 80 2016
3
(tie)
78 1934
78 1922
5 75 1971

 

Lowest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 6 1983
2
(tie)
17 1980
17 1921
4 18 1918
5 19 2004
Lowest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 18 1983
2 31 1985
3
(tie)
38 2000
38 1980
5
(tie)
39 1943
39 1939
39 1918
39 1914
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 69 2016
2 58 2021
3
(tie)
55 2018
55 1936
5 51 1971
 
Precipitation
  • Number of occurrences with any precipitation: 35
  • Number of occurrences with measurable precipitation: 17
  • Average amount when precipitation occurred: 0.18"
  • Chance of measurable precipitation: 14%
  • Number of occurrences of:
         thunder: 1 
         snow: 4 
         sleet (ice pellets): 2
         freezing rain/freezing drizzle (glaze): 1
         fog: 23
Wettest
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.94 2000
2 1.33 2012
3 0.93 1987
4 0.53 1938
5 0.34 1957
 
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Significant Events
  • 2012 - Early morning thunderstorms gave way to snow and sleet. The greatest concentration of heavy snow was in western Denton County and Collin County where 4-6" fell. There were also isolated locations that received 4-6" of snow in Parker, Grayson, Fannin, Hunt, and Rains counties.
  • 2009 - Snow remained on the ground from the Christmas Eve snowstorm.
  • 2000 - Record rainfall of nearly 2" fell during the evening with temperatures from 32°F to 34°F with some minor freezing rain. However, severe freezing rain occurred north and northeast of the Metroplex.
  • 1997 - A few flurries were mixed with rain during the evening. The next morning a blanket of up to ½" of snow covered portions of the Metroplex.
  • 1975 - 0.4" of snow fell on the first almost white Christmas in nearly 50 years.
  • 1974 - A trace of sleet was reported.
  • 1963 - No snow remained from a 2" snowfall on December 22.
  • 1926 - 2" of snow fell in Fort Worth but melted by afternoon. Dallas received 6.3" of snow.
  • 1914 - There was a trace of snow recorded with a few brief flurries.
  • 1879 - 1" of sleet and snow was on the ground. It was said that the snow and sleet was so compacted that a horse's hoof did not leave an imprint in the snow.
  • 1841 - Three soldiers from a nearby fort were tracking a bear in 6" of snow near what is now White Rock Lake.