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Wintry Conditions Over The Rockies, Heavy Rainfall And Flash Flooding Threat Over The Desert Southwest

Remnant moisture from what was once Tropical Storm Raymond will continue to produce heavy rainfall and the threat for flash flooding over the Desert Southwest into Thursday. Some of the flooding could be locally significant. Heavy snow will be common over the Rockies and will likely cause hazardous travel conditions. Read More >

Christmas In Alamosa

Normal High Normal Low Record High Record Low

Lowest Maximum("Coldest High")

Highest Minimum("Warmest Low")

34 -2 60 in 1942 -27 in 1974 12 in 1991 28 in 1971

SNOWFALL


Record Snowfall:  3.5 inches in 1942

 Number of times with a trace or more........ 19
Number of times with an inch or more....... 9
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 22%
Climatological chance of an inch or more....  9%

SNOW ON GROUND

Record Snow on Ground:  10.0 inches in 1991

Number of times with a trace or more........ 50
Number of times with an inch or more....... 39
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 57%
Climatological chance of an inch or more... 45%
 

The last "real" white Christmas was in 2016. 1.5 inches of snow fell between midnight and 3 AM, with the a snow depth of 5 inches. Prior to this event, the next most recent event occurred in 2007. There was six inches of snow on the ground at 5 am that morning. While no snow fell during the day, around sunset it began to fall, with a total of 2 inches falling Christmas evening. The last time before that was in 1997. There was six inches of snow on the ground at 5 am that morning, with a total of 1.1 inches falling for the day. Going back yet another 10 years, we arrive at the next most recent white Christmas, which occurred in 1987. There was 3 inches of snow on the ground that Christmas morning, with a record 2.4 inches falling that day.


Snowfall records are in inches, from 1932 to the present.
Snow on the ground is at 5 am MST (7 am MST from 1984 - 1991 due to part-time staffing).
Current through 2018.

 

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