National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce
Christmas Weather for Chicago
  • Normal High & Low Temperature for Christmas:  32 and 18 degrees
  • Warmest Christmas: 64 degrees in 1982
  • Coldest  Temperature on Christmas: -17 degrees in 1983
  • Coolest Christmas Daytime Temperature: -5 degrees in 1983
  • Warmest Christmas Nighttime Low Temperature:  46 degrees in 1936
  • Wettest Christmas: 0.50 inches in 1909 and 1950
  • Frequency of Measurable Precipitation on Christmas: 
    63 of 147 years (43%) Christmases had measurable precipitation
  • Snowiest Christmas: 5.1 inches in 1950
  • Frequency of Measurable Snowfall on Christmas: 
    45 of 135 years (39%) Christmases had measurable snowfall
Year
High Temp
Min Temp
Precip
Snow
1871
M
M
0.00
M
1872
20
4
0.00
M
1873
38
33
0.00
M
1874
43
23
0.00
M
1875
43
30
0.00
M
1876
28
21
0.03
M
1877
50
42
0.34
M
1878
15
3
0.00
M
1879
15
2
0.34
M
1880
34
28
0.01
M
1881
44
35
0.00
M
1882
40
33
0.22
M
1883
32
24
0.00
M
1884
18
8
0.11
1.4
1885
37
30
0.02
T
1886
35
18
0.17
1.9
1887
23
14
T
T
1888
39
35
0.02
0.0
1889
47
33
0.00
0.0
1890
28
20
0.00
0.0
1891
52
34
T
0.0
1892
10
-2
0.03
0.3
1893
52
30
0.03
T
1894
31
24
0.00
0.0
1895
56
33
0.00
0.0
1896
31
15
0.00
0.0
1897
32
18
0.00
M
1898
29
26
0.05
M
1899
15
6
0.00
M
1900
18
12
T
M
1901
35
29
0.16
0.0
1902
10
5
T
T
1903
23
-3
0.26
3.2
1904
29
25
0.01
T
1905
34
24
T
T
1906
34
26
0.00
0.0
1907
39
31
T
T
1908
35
27
0.00
0.0
1909
31
23
0.50
5.0
1910
32
13
0.03
0.3
1911
37
32
0.00
0.0
1912
43
32
0.00
0.0
1913
38
34
0.00
0.0
1914
16
-1
T
T
1915
34
20
0.12
1.1
1916
32
19
0.00
0.0
1917
22
14
0.00
0.0
1918
28
21
0.04
0.4
1919
31
19
0.00
0.0
1920
22
10
0.10
0.8
1921
23
8
T
T
1922
45
31
0.00
0.0
1923
38
34
0.11
0.1
1924
6
-6
0.00
0.0
1925
27
5
0.01
0.1
1926
30
15
T
T
1927
35
24
0.00
0.0
1928
39
29
0.00
0.0
1929
29
24
0.01
0.2
1930
40
29
T
0.0
1931
39
33
0.00
0.0
1932
49
32
0.00
0.0
1933
21
7
0.28
4.3
1934
30
27
0.04
0.5
1935
26
-2
0.19
3.9
1936
56
46
0.11
0.0
1937
33
24
0.00
0.0
1938
28
20
T
T
1939
43
27
0.00
0.0
1940
50
42
0.07
0.0
1941
39
35
0.11
T
1942
36
33
T
T
1943
46
26
0.00
0.0
1944
25
0
0.04
0.5
1945
37
27
0.19
0.8
1946
46
16
0.00
0.0
1947
33
18
0.09
1.8
1948
22
13
0.01
0.6
1949
39
31
0.35
0.1
1950
20
6
0.50
5.1
1951
30
23
0.32
4.0
1952
30
22
T
T
1953
38
27
0.00
0.0
1954
45
31
0.00
0.0
1955
40
29
T
T
1956
30
28
0.02
0.3
1957
45
35
0.38
0.0
1958
37
27
T
T
1959
45
25
T
0.0
1960
41
13
0.00
0.0
1961
27
5
T
T
1962
26
12
0.10
1.2
1963
39
18
0.00
0.0
1964
30
22
0.20
1.5
1965
35
30
0.34
2.9
1966
27
16
0.00
0.0
1967
37
12
0.09
1.1
1968
18
1
T
T
1969
28
21
T
T
1970
26
9
0.10
1.3
1971
55
30
0.01
0.0
1972
35
30
0.03
0.4
1973
44
34
0.35
0.0
1974
24
13
T
T
1975
35
28
0.01
0.3
1976
34
23
T
T
1977
15
0
T
T
1978
25
13
0.01
0.7
1979
38
32
0.05
T
1980
17
-8
T
T
1981
34
14
0.00
0.0
1982
64
36
0.47
0.0
1983
-5
-17
0.00
0.0
1984
19
-3
0.00
0.0
1985
2
-11
0.00
0.0
1986
32
26
T
T
1987
36
29
T
T
1988
29
17
T
T
1989
36
14
0.03
0.5
1990
28
-1
0.00
0.0
1991
42
17
0.00
0.0
1992
25
10
T
T
1993
18
5
0.03
0.5
1994
52
24
0.00
0.0
1995
31
14
0.02
0.2
1996
9
1
0.03
T
1997
35
26
T
0.0
1998
33
17
0.00
0.0
1999
31
7
0.00
0.0
2000
17
-7
0.00
0.0
2001
22
12
T
0.2
2002
29
23
0.08
2.0
2003
36
17
0.00
0.0
2004
19
11
0.02
0.3
2005
36
33
0.03
T
2006
37
30
T
T
2007
42
21
0.00
0.0
2008
24
0
0.00
0.0
2009
43
21
0.46
0.4
2010
31
20
0.06
0.9
2011
45
29
0.00
0.0
2012
33
25
0.01
0.1
2013
27
18
0.07
1.2
2014
42
33
0.00
0.0
2015
44
32
0.00
0.0
2016
39
32
0.09
0.0
2017
21
2
0.01
0.1
2018 45 28 0.00 0.0
2019 57 37 0.00 0.0