Christmas Climate for Rochester

A few weather facts about Christmas day in Rochester. Precipitation is recorded in inches. Snow on the ground is at 6 am.

Temperature

Normal High: 25
Normal Low: 10
Record High: 50 (1936)
Record Low: -25 (2000)
Lowest High: -6 (1996)
Highest Low: 31 (1973)

Precipitation

Record: 0.75 (1893)
Record Snowfall 10.3 (1955)
Record Snow on the Ground 29 (2010)

Number of times with a trace or more of snowfall: 49
Number of times with measurable (over a trace) of snowfall: 26
Number of times with an inch or more of snowfall: 14
Climatological chance for a trace or more of snowfall: 64%
Climatological chance for measurable (over a trace) of snowfall: 34%
Climatological chance of an inch or more of snowfall: 18%
Number of times with a trace or more of snow on the ground: 73
Number of times with an inch or more of snow on the ground: 61
Climatological chance of a trace or more on the ground: 95%
Climatological chance of an inch or more on the ground: 79%


With a "white" Christmas generally considered an inch of snow on the ground or an inch falling that day, Rochester has had "white" Christmases 61 times (out of 77) since 1933, or 79% of the time. The last non-white Christmas was in 2011.  The years of 1936, 1941, 1942, and 1943 were excluded from the statistics due to missing data.

Non-"white" Christmases: 1944, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2011.

 


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