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Christmas Weather in Syracuse

Based on records from 1949 to 2004 at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Christmas Normals:
  • Average high temperature = 33°F
  • Average low temperature = 18°F
Christmas Snow:
  • 63% of Christmas days have an inch or more of snow on the ground (or about 3 out of every 5 years)
  • 37% of Christmas days have an inch or more of snowfall (or about 1 in every 3 years)
  • 68% of Christmas days see a trace of snowfall (or about 2 out of every 3 years)
Christmas Extremes:

Highest Maximum Temperature
 TempYear
1.64°F1964
2.60°F1982
3.55°F1979
4.53°F1987
5.53°F1965
Highest Minimum Temperature
 TempYear
1.45°F1964
2. 38°F1979
3.37°F1987
4.34°F1986
5.34°F1982
Lowest Maximum Temperature
 TempYear
1.-2°F1980
2.9°F1983
3.9°F1958
4.11°F1968
5.16°F1969
Lowest Minimum Temperature
 TempYear
1.-22°F 1980
2.-3°F1983
3.-3°F1969
4.-3°F1958
5.2°F1999


Most Snowfall on Christmas Day
  1. 15.6 inches in 1978
  2. 10.2 inches in 2002
  3. 7.1 inches in 1951
  4. 6.9 inches in 1966
  5. 6.6 inches in 1950
Most Snow on Ground on Christmas Day
  1. 12 inches in 1978
  2. 12 inches in 1963
  3. 11 inches in 1980
  4. 11 inches in 1951
  5. 10 inches in 1995, 1989, 1973, 1970
Two-day Snowfall (Christmas Eve /Christmas Day)
  1. 17.5 inches in 1978
  2. 11.4 inches in 2002
  3. 7.9 inches in 1966
  4. 7.7 inches in 1950
  5. 7.1 inches in 1951
Liquid Equiv. Precipitation
  1. 1.11 inches in 1978
  2. 0.62 inches in 1965
  3. 0.59 inches in 1951
  4. 0.57 inches in 2002
  5. 0.45 inches in 1979

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