CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED ON CHRISTMAS DAY WAS 66 DEGREES IN 1982.  THE LOWEST TEMPERATURES OCCURRED TWO YEARS EARLIER IN 1980 WHEN THE MERCURY DIPPED TO MINUS 12 DEGREES.  NORMALLY, THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AVERAGES NEAR 34 DEGREES AND THE LOW ABOUT 22.

 

THE GREATEST PRECIPITATION EVER RECORDED ON CHRISTMAS DAY WAS 1.49 INCHES WHICH FELL AS A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN 1978.  THE MOST SNOWFALL HOWEVER WAS THE 18.0 INCHES WHICH FELL ON CHRISTMAS IN 1978.

 

IT HAS SNOWED ON 46 OF THE PAST 67 CHRISTMAS DAYS...AND THE WHITEST CHRISTMAS WAS IN 1944 WHEN 12.9 INCHES OF SNOW WAS ON THE GROUND.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY                                             PERIOD OF RECORD: 71 YEARS (1940-2011)

 

 

 

TEMPERATURE DATA

 

HIGHEST      66 DEGRESS IN 1982

LOWEST    -12 DEGRESS IN 1980

 

LOWEST MAXIMUM      11 DEGREES IN 1968 & 1983

HIGHEST MINIMUM       47 DEGREES IN 1982

 

 

WARMEST CHRISTMAS DAY    1982…HIGH 66 AND LOW 47 MEAN 57

COLDEST CHRISTMAS DAY     1980…HIGH 17  AND LOW -12 MEAN 3

 

AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE          33.9 DEGREES

AVERAGE LOW TEMPERATURE           20.4 DEGREES

 

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE BY 10 DEGREE RANGES

 

        SINGLE

        DIGITS  TEENS     20S      30S      40S      50S      60S

                                               

            0          7          19         24         16         3          2          - NUMBER OF OCCURANCES

0%       10%      27%      34%      23%      4%       3%

                       

 

 

PRECIPITATION DATA

 

 

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 1.0 INCH SNOWFALL OR MORE:       14

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH 1.0 INCH SNOWFALL OR LESS:        36

NUMBER OF TIMES WITH NO SNOWFALL:                                20                   

 

SNOW DEPTH:                                                 GREATEST: 12.9” (1944)           

(SINCE 1944)

                                                            OVER 12":                    1

                                                                                                OVER 1":                      40        

                                                                                                LESS THAN 1":             11

                                                                                                NONE:                          18        

 

 

 

MAXIMUM PRECIPITATION:  1.49’’ (1978)

 

MAXIMUM SNOWFALL: 18.0’’ (1978)

 

 

 

 

* 1941 HAS NO DATA*

CHRISTMAS DAY

                            

YEAR   HI         LOW     SNOWFALL/PRECIP     SNOW DEPTH              CHARACTER

 

1940     60         34                     0.0/0.0                          0.0                    CLEAR

1941    

1942     35         26                     0.0/0.0                          2.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1943     36         14                     0.0/0.0                          1.1                    PARTLY CLOUDY

1944     34         25                     3.4/0.2                          12.9                  CLOUDY

           

1945     40         18                     TR/0.45                         6.0                    CLOUDY

1946     29         21                     0.0/TR                           1.8                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1947     34         11                     0.0/0.0                          0.2                    SUNNY AND CLEAR

1948     21         7                      2.0/0.8                          1.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1949     41         19                     0.0/0.0                          0.0                    SUNNY AND CLEAR

 

1950     20         12                     4.0/0.21                        6.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

1951     31         16                     4.4/0.53                        8.0                    CLOUDY

1952     38         32                     TR/TR                           0.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1953     33         30                     0.0/0.0                          TR                    CLOUDY

1954     28         19                     TR/0.2                           0.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1955     41         21                     TR/TR                           TR                    MOSTLY CLOUDY, WINDY

1956     36         22                     0.2/0.4                          TR                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1957     42         21                     0.0/0.2                          0.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

1958     17         8                      0.9/0.2                          2.0                    PARTLY SUNNY

1959     39         21                     TR/TR                           7.0                    CLOUDY

           

1960     35         22                     TR/TR                           6.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

1961     29         21                     TR/TR                           2.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1962     32         12                     TR/TR                           3.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

1963     35         27                     TR/TR                           11.0                  WINDY,CLOUDY

1964     56         40                     0.0/0.0                          0.0                    CLOUDY

 

1965    53         27                     3.3/.88                          0.0                    FOG, CLEAR MORNING, SNOW AFTERNOON

1966    26         17                     1.8/.05                          1.0                    BLOWING SNOW, PARTLY SUNNY

1967    40         25                     .01/.02                          TR                    CLOUDY, GUSTY WINDS

1968    11         6                      0.4/.02                          4.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

1969    19         -5                     .04/TR                           9.0                    VERY COLD, CLOUDY

 

1970    26         23                     1.1/.04                          7.0                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

1971    30         13                     TR/TR                           0.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

1972    40         37                     0.0/0.0                          TR                    CLOUDY

1973    45         15                     0.0/0.53                        1.0                    CLOUDY

1974    33         27                     4.8/0.32                        3.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

 

1975    27         21                     TR/TR                           1.0                    CLOUDY

1976    37         25                     TR/TR                           3.0                    CLOUDY

1977    46         16                     0.1/0.01                        TR                    HIGH WIND GUSTS, CLOUDY

1978    34         22                     18.0/1.49                       9.0                    CLOUDY, WINDY         

1979    47         32                     .4/1.16                          0.0                    CLOUDY

 

1980     17         -12                    0.8/.03                          9.0                    VERY COLD, PARTLY CLOUDY

1981     35         24                     0.0/0.0                          2.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

1982     66         47                     0.0/.19                          0.0                    CLOUDY

CHRISTMAS DAY

                                  

YEAR   HI         LOW     SNOWFALL/PRECIP     SNOW DEPTH              CHARACTER

 

1983     11         1                      1.4/.09                          4.0                    CLOUDY

1984     29         16                     0.3/0.03                        TR                    MOSTLY CLOUDY

 

1985     18         7                      TR/TR                           3.0                    PARTLY CLOUDY

1986     41         34                     0.0/0.02                        0.0                    CLOUDY

1987     51         36                     0.0/0.03                        0.0                    CLOUDY

1988     37         26                     0.2/TR                           0.0                    CLOUDY AND WINDY

1989     20         16                     0.5/0.02                        7.0                    CLOUDY

 

1990     27         12                     TR/TR                           2.0                    PARTLY SUNNY

1991     31         12                     0.0/0.00                        2.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

1992     38         12                     0.5/0.03                        3.0                    PARTLY SUNNY

1993     24         14                     0.1/TR                           1.0                    PARTLY SUNNY

1994     47         27                     0.0/0.0                          0.0                    SUNNY

 

1995     28         22                     6.2/0.34                        11.0                  MOSTLY CLOUDY

1996     24         16                     3.8/0.0                          TR                    BLOWING SNOW

1997     44         34                     0.0/0.16                        0.0                    DRIZZLE, RAIN

1998     27         16                     7.1/0.30                        2.0                    FREEZING PRECIP

1999     27         12                     1.2/0.04                        2.0                    WINDY, CLOUDY

 

2000     16         2                      0.4/0.01                        7.0                    MOSTLY SUNNY

2001     32         26                     TR/TR                           0.0                    SUNNY

2002     29         25                     12.3/0.84                       3.0                    SNOW, CLOUDY

2003     37         29                     0.5/0.03                        0.0                    PARTLY SUNNY, SNOW

2004     20         10                     0.0/0.00                        TR                    CLEAR

 

2005     43         31                     0.0/0.12                        TR                    RAIN, DRIZZLE

2006     49         31                     0.0/0.59                        0.0                    LATE RAIN

2007     34         26                     TR/TR                           1.0                    SNOW,DRIZZLE                        
2008     40        29                     TR/0.2                           3.0                   LIGHT SNOW

2009     39        23                     0.41/0.0                        1.0                   RAIN, FOG

 

2010     26        19                     0.1/MM                         4.0                   LIGHT SNOW, FOG

2011     47        26                     0.2/MM                         0.0                   LIGHT RAIN, SNOW, FOG