Wichita Experiences a Rare White Christmas (12/25/2007)

By: Robb Lawson

For only the 13th time in 119 years Wichita experienced a White Christmas with 4 inches of snow on the ground at the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Christmas of 1894 and 1962 also had 4 inches of snow on the ground. This creates a three way tie for the most snow on the ground on Christmas.

For official records a White Christmas is defined by 1 inch or more of snow on the ground. It can either fall Christmas day, or have been on the ground from a previous storm.

Prior to this year the last time we had a White Christmas was back in 2002 when we had 2 inches of snow on the ground.

This story was brought to you by the National Weather Service - Wichita, Kansas.

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