Christmas Climate for La Crosse

A few weather facts about Christmas day in La Crosse. Precipitation is recorded in inches. Records date back to 1872 (except for snowfall which is 1893). Snow on the ground is at 6 am.

Temperature

Normal High: 27
Normal Low: 11
Record High: 55 (1936)
Record Low: -26 (2000, 1879)
Lowest High: -11 (1884)
Highest Low: 46 (1936)

Precipitation

Record: 1.61 (1895)
Record Snowfall 5.4 (1950)
Record Snow on the Ground 19 (2010)

Number of times with a trace or more of snowfall: 65
Number of times with measurable (over a trace) of snowfall: 31
Number of times with an inch or more of snowfall: 13
Climatological chance for a trace or more of snowfall: 54%
Climatological chance for measurable (over a trace) of snowfall: 26%
Climatological chance of an inch or more of snowfall: 11%
Number of times with an inch or more of snow on the ground: 84
Climatological chance of an inch or more on the ground: 70%


With a "white" Christmas generally considered an inch of snow on the ground or an inch falling that day, La Crosse has had "white" Christmases 87 times since 1893, or 73% of the time (note: data unavailable for 1985 and therefore not included in this percentage). The last non-white Christmas was in 2011. The high was 42 that Christmas with no snow on the ground that morning or falling that day.

Non-"white" Christmases: 1894, 1896, 1907, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1917, 1918, 1922, 1923, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1953, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1994, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2011.

 


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