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Severe Weather Wednesday; Tropical Storm Cristobal; Dangerous Heat Over the Southwest

Clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday from parts of the northern and central Plains east into the northern Mid Atlantic. Tropical Storm Cristobal will meander over the Bay of Campeche before lifting north across the Gulf of Mexico on Friday. Excessive heat is forecast Wednesday and Thursday over the Desert Southwest including Phoenix and Las Vegas. Read More >

 

Christmas in Colorado Springs

Normal High Normal Low Record High Record Low Lowest Maximum 
(Coldest High)
Highest Minimum 
(Warmest Low)
42 17

67 in 1955
          1971

-15 in 1983 16 in 1962
          1987
34 in 1929

SNOWFALL


Record Snowfall:  2.3 inches in 1911

Number of times with a trace or more....... 21
Number of times with an inch or more........ 6
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 17%
Climatological chance of an inch or more..... 5%

SNOW ON GROUND


Record Snow on Ground:  7.0 inches in 1982

Number of times with a trace or more........ 29
Number of times with an inch or more....... 19
Climatological chance of a trace or more.... 41%
Climatological chance of an inch or more... 27%

The last "White Christmas" was in 1987 when there was an inch of snow during the day, and an inch of snow on the ground in the morning. Before that, the last "White Christmas" was in 1976 when there was an inch of snow during the day, and an inch of snow on the ground in the morning.

Christmas Day 1994 brought an unusual surprise to the North end of Colorado Springs, and the area northward to Castle Rock. At 1206 pm, a 4.0 earthquake rocked the region, shaking houses and buildings with no major damage reported.

Snowfall records are in inches, from 1894 to the present.
Snow on the ground is at 5 am, from 1948 to the present.
Snow depth/snowfall records missing for 1996.

Current through 2018.

 

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