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Storm Moving through the South; Pacific Storm to Impact the West this Weekend

A storm is expected to develop over the southern High Plains today and track to the Mid-Atlantic through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible over the central Plains. A significant storm is expected to arrive late Friday through the weekend with rain, heavy mountain snow, and gusty winds for much of the West. Read More >

Fayetteville, Arkansas
           Christmas Day Records

Last White Christmas* (at least 1" of snow on the ground) - 2009** (previous - 1990, 1983, 1975, 1966, 1963)

Last Christmas with measurable snowfall was 1975 - 4.0" of snow

 

Highest
Maximum
Temperatures
  Year High
1 2021 73
2 1955 72
3 1971 71
4 2019 69
5 2016 67
6 2015 65
7 1950 65
8 1960 63
9 1963 62
10 1954 62
Lowest
Minimum
Temperatures
  Year Low
1 1983 -8
2 1980 7
3 2002 8
4 1985 8
5 2001 12
6 1998 12
7 1996 12
8 2020 13
9 1970 13
10 1966 13
Lowest
Maximum
Temperatures
  Year High
1 1983 7
2 1985 20
3 2009 26
4 1980 27
5 1952 28
6 2000 30
7 1995 30
8 2012 32
9 2002 33
10 1975 33
10 1970 33
Highest
Minimum
Temperatures
  Year Low
1 2016 56
2 1971 51
3 2019 49
4 2021 43
5 1957 43
6 1959 42
7 1949 41
8 1955 40
9 1954 38
10 1982 36
Highest Mean
Temperatures
  Year Mean High Low
1 2016 62 67 56
2 1971 61 71 51
3 2019 59 69 49
4 2021 58 73 43
5 1955 56 72 40
6 2015 50 65 35
7 1959 50 57 42
8 1954 50 62 38
9 1957 47 51 43
10 1950 47 65 28
Lowest Mean
Temperatures
  Year Mean High Low
1 1983 0 7 -8
2 1985 14 20 8
3 1980 17 27 7
4 2002 21 33 8
5 2009 22 26 17
6 2001 23 34 12
7 1970 23 33 13
8 1998 24 36 12
9 1977 25 34 15
10 1952 25 28 22
Maximum
Precipitation
  Year Precip Snow
1 1987 2.16 0.0
2 1949 0.79 0.0
3 1975 0.51 4.0
4 2016 0.34 0.0
5 1957 0.26 0.0
6 1992 0.21 0.0
7 1964 0.13 0.0
8 2006 0.07 0.0
9 2000 0.04 0.0
10 2010 0.01 Trace
10 2009 0.01 missing
Maximum
Snowfall
  Year Snow Precip
1 1975 4.0 0.51
2 1952 Trace Trace
3 1962 Trace Trace
4 1972 Trace Trace
5 1985 Trace Trace
6 1989 Trace Trace
7 1993 Trace Trace
8 2010 Trace Trace
9 2012 Trace Trace
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Temperature, Precipitation, and Snow records since December 1949
*Snow on the ground measurements are not available from 1997- 2009.  It is very likely that 2002 was also a White Christmas based on the snowfall that occurred on 12/24/2002.
**The Chirstmas Eve Winter Storm in 2009 produced 2"-6" across northwest Arkansas. While an official 6am snow depth reading was not available, there was likely at least 1" of snow on the ground Christmas morning in Fayetteville.

 

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Updated: January 12, 2022