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Severe Storms Across Portions of the Central U.S.; Wet and Windy in the Northwest

A few severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail are expected this today across Kentucky, northeast Minnesota, and from southeast Colorado into the Oklahoma Panhandle. These storms may produce heavy rain and flooding in Kentucky. A strong cold front will sweep through the Northwest U.S. with rain, mountain snow and high winds. Heat and record high temperatures persist in the South. Read More >

 

  Christmas Climatology  

 

Saint Louis, Missouri

 Daily Records  Daily High Temperature Daily Low Temperature  Daily Average Temperature  Daily Precipitation  Daily Snowfall Morning Snow Depth
 Maximum
 Value
 71 (1889) 56 (1889)  64 (1889)  0.94 (1913) 9.2 (1913)  8 (1915)
 Minimum
 Value
 7 (1983) -13 (1983) -3 (1983) 0 0 0
 Average
 Value
 40 25 32 0.05 0.1 -
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -

 -

 - 33 (≥ 0.01) 15 (≥ 0.1) 22 (≥ 1.0)
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -  -  -  67 (≥ Trace)  39 (≥ T) 39 (≥ T)
 

  Fun Facts!

  • To be considered a white Christmas, there needs to be at least 1 inch of snow on the ground by 6:00 am Christmas Day.
  • There is a 20% chance the St. Louis area will have a white Christmas!
  • Last White Christmas: 2017 (1 inch snow depth)
     
  • There have been 4 days with low temperatures zero and below.
     
  • The chance for measurable precipitation on Christmas Day is 23% and the chance of measurable snowfall is 12%.

 Records:
(1874-present) Temperature/Precipitation
(1892-present) Snowfall
(1893-present) Snow Depth

 
 

Columbia, Missouri

 Daily Records Daily High Temperature  Daily Low Temperature  Daily Average Temperature  Daily Precipitation Daily Snowfall  Morning Snow Depth
 Maximum
 Value
 74 (1889)  53 (1936) 59 (1936)  0.56 (1957)  3.4 (1987)  10 (1915)
 Minimum
 Value
 6 (1983)  -19 (1983) -7 (1983)  0  0  0
 Average
 Value

 39

 22

31  0.03  0.1 -
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -  -  - 28 (≥ 0.01)  15 (≥0.1) 27 (≥ 1.0)
 Number of
 Occurrences
 - -  - 48 (≥ Trace) 36 (≥ T) 48 (≥ T)
 

  Fun Facts!

  • To be considered a white Christmas there needs to be at least 1 inch of snow on the ground by 6:00 am Christmas Day.
     
  • There is a 22% chance the Columbia area will have a White Christmas!
     
  • Last White Christmas: 2017 (1 inch snow depth)
     
  • There have been 5 days with low temperatures zero and below.
     
  • The chance of measurable precipitation in Columbia on Christmas Day is 21% and the chance of measurable snowfall is 12%.
Records:
(1890-present) Temperature/Precipitation
(1890-present) Snowfall
(1893-present) Snow Depth
 
 

Quincy, Illinois

Daily Records Daily High Temperature Daily Low Temperature Daily Average Temperature Daily Precipitation  Daily Snowfall Morning Snow Depth
 Maximum
 Value
 66 (2019)  51 (1936)  56 (2019/1936)  1.02 (1915)  -  -
 Minimum
 Value
 -2 (1983) -16 (1983) -9 (1983)  0  -  -
 Average
 Value
 36  20 28  0.03  -  -
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -  -  -  25 (≥ 0.01)  -  -
 
 

     Fun Facts!

  • There have been 7 days with low temperatures zero and below.
     
  • The chance of measurable precipitation on Christmas Day is 21%.

Records:
(1901-present) Temperature/Precipitation
No Snowfall or Snow Depth due to incomplete data sets