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Christmas Weather in Elmira, NY

Based on records from 1926 to 2004 from the NWS Elmira Cooperative Observer

Christmas Normals:
  • Average high temperature = 36°F
  • Average low temperature = 20°F
Christmas Snow:
  • 38% of Christmas days have an inch or more of snow on the ground (or about 2 out of every 3 years)
  • 11% of Christmas days have an inch or more of snowfall (or about 1 in every 10 years)
  • 33% of Christmas days see a trace of snowfall (or about once every 3 years)
Christmas Extremes:

Highest Maximum Temperature
 TempYear
1.63°F1982
2. 63°F1932
3.57°F1965
4.57°F1936
5.56°F1964
Highest Minimum Temperature
 TempYear
1.40°F1979
2.37°F1982
3.37°F1964
4.37°F1936
5.36°F1965
Lowest Maximum Temperature
 TempYear
1.10°F1983
2.14°F1969
3.21°F1999
4.21°F1992
5.22°F1989
Lowest Minimum Temperature
 TempYear
1.-16°F1980
2.-12°F1989
3.-10°F1969
4.-2°F1983
5.0°F1960


Most Snowfall on Christmas Day
  1. 10.2 inches in 1978
  2. 4.5 inches in 1966
  3. 3.0 inches in 1980
  4. 2.5 inches in 1935
  5. 2.5 inches in 1934
Most Snow on Ground on Christmas Day
  1. 10 inches in 1978
  2. 9 inches in 1969
  3. 7 inches in 1995
    7 inches in 1962
    7 inches in 1960, 1945
Two-day Snowfall (Christmas Eve /Christmas Day)
  1. 10.2 inches in 1978
  2. 6.0 inches in 1963
  3. 4.5 inches in 1966
  4. 4.0 inches in 1969
  5. 3.0 inches in 1980
Liquid Equiv. Precipitation
  1. 1.31 inches in 1978
  2. 0.66 inches in 2003
  3. 0.60 inches in 1974
  4. 0.53 inches in 1979
  5. 0.32 inches in 1994

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