Christmas Day Weather History for Springfield

  • Normal High & Low Temperature:  36 & 20 degrees
  • Warmest Christmas Day:  62 degrees in 1982
  • Coldest Christmas Morning:  -14 degrees in 1983
  • Coldest Christmas Daytime High Temperature:  0 degrees in 1983
  • Warmest Christmas Nighttime Low Temperature:  46 degrees in 1936
  • Wettest Christmas:  0.60 inches in 1951 (average daily precipitation 0.08 inches)
  • Snowiest Christmas:  4 inches in 1944 (average daily snowfall 0.3 inches)
  • Whitest Christmas:  11 inch snow depth in 1915
  • Frequency of a White Christmas:  33 of 111 years (30%) 1 inch or more snow depth
  • Frequency of Precipitation on Christmas: 41 of 135 years (30%) measured precipitation
  • Frequency of Cold & Mild Christmas's:  33 of 134 years (25%) low 15F or colder
    39 of 134 years (29%) high 40F or warmer
  • Sunrise 7:18 AM  Sunset 4:40 PM CST

Christmas, meaning Christ's Mass, is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December 25th by millions of people around the world.  A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world's nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.  The celebratory customs associated in various countries with Christmas have a mix of pagan, pre-Christian and secular themes and origins. Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music & caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe and holly. In addition, several figures known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas and Christkind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore. Because gift-giving and many other aspects of the Christmas festival involve heightened economic activity, the holiday has become a significant event and a key sales period for retailers and businesses, especially between Thanksgiving and Christmas eve.

Specific weather data follows.  These were measured in downtown Springfield from 1879 to 1947, and at Capital Airport from 1948 to the present.
 

Year High Temp Low Temp Precip Snow Snow Depth
1879 N/A N/A 0.00 0.0 N/A
1880 36 29 0.03 N/A N/A
1881 46 35 0.00 0.0 N/A
1882 42 37 0.13 0.0 N/A
1883 39 28 0.00 0.0 N/A
1884 14 0 0.14 N/A N/A
1885 44 32 0.00 0.0 N/A
1886 35 19 Trace N/A N/A
1887 26 7 0.00 0.0 N/A
1888 48 38 0.43 0.0 N/A
1889 59 42 0.00 0.0 N/A
1890 31 23 0.01 N/A N/A
1891 57 27 0.00 0.0 N/A
1892 26 6 0.00 0.0 N/A
1893 52 27 0.00 0.0 N/A
1894 35 30 0.00 0.0 N/A
1895 39 32 0.00 0.0 N/A
1896 33 19 0.00 0.0 N/A
1897 40 21 0.00 0.0 N/A
1898 28 26 0.02 0.3 N/A
1899 24 14 0.00 0.0 N/A
1900 31 18 0.00 0.0 N/A
1901 35 31 0.04 0.0 0
1902 13 2 0.00 0.0 Trace
1903 37 2 0.01 0.0 Trace
1904 34 29 0.00 0.0 0
1905 44 26 0.00 0.0 Trace
1906 34 23 0.00 0.0 Trace
1907 39 27 0.00 0.0 1
1908 36 27 0.01 0.1 Trace
1909 31 10 0.15 2.3 7
1910 38 14 0.00 0.0 0
1911 38 31 0.00 0.0 0
1912 49 29 0.00 0.0 0
1913 34 29 0.12 2.0 2
1914 12 0 0.00 0.0 3
1915 27 21 0.02 1.7 11
1916 35 19 0.00 0.0 Trace
1917 28 15 0.00 0.0 0
1918 24 15 0.02 0.3 1
1919 35 17 0.00 0.0 0
1920 27 8 0.28 0.8 2
1921 21 15 0.00 0.0 Trace
1922 57 33 0.00 0.0 0
1923 44 34 0.07 0.0 0
1924 5 0 0.00 0.0 2
1925 36 8 0.00 0.0 Trace
1926 22 14 0.00 0.0 Trace
1927 39 21 0.00 0.0 0
1928 47 28 0.00 0.0 0
1929 33 23 0.00 0.0 3
1930 47 32 0.00 0.0 0
1931 44 33 0.00 0.0 0
1932 48 31 0.00 0.0 0
1933 21 15 0.00 0.0 0
1934 32 25 0.38 Trace 1
1935 24 -1 0.15 2.2 3
1936 61 46 0.00 0.0 0
1937 35 24 0.00 0.0 0
1938 37 29 0.00 0.0 0
1939 41 25 0.00 0.0 Trace
1940 51 45 0.20 0.0 0
1941 41 37 0.28 0.0 0
1942 41 36 0.00 0.0 0
1943 41 24 0.00 0.0 Trace
1944 32 6 0.40 4.0 5
1945 37 26 0.05 0.8 6
1946 50 25 0.00 0.0 0
1947 41 22 0.00 0.0 0
1948 24 5 0.00 0.0 1
1949 44 36 0.39 0.0 0
1950 28 19 0.00 0.0 0
1951 33 25 0.60 0.0 2
1952 29 22 0.02 0.2 0
1953 37 23 0.00 0.0 1
1954 47 31 0.00 0.0 0
1955 47 31 0.00 0.0 0
1956 35 26 0.04 0.4 0
1957 48 35 0.42 0.0 0
1958 44 20 0.00 0.0 0
1959 53 37 0.00 0.0 0
1960 45 23 0.00 0.0 5
1961 32 13 0.00 0.0 0
1962 29 15 0.05 1.1 0
1963 42 14 0.00 0.0 2
1964 29 17 0.18 0.0 0
1965 32 21 0.04 0.4 1
1966 28 14 0.00 0.0 0
1967 34 13 0.05 0.2 0
1968 21 13 0.04 0.4 0
1969 29 24 0.00 0.0 4
1970 28 12 0.07 0.7 0
1971 55 35 0.00 0.0 0
1972 33 30 0.00 0.0 0
1973 42 34 0.00 0.0 2
1974 29 20 0.00 0.0 0
1975 33 30 0.10 1.1 1
1976 36 20 0.00 0.0 0
1977 21 10 0.01 0.1 0
1978 37 18 0.00 0.0 0
1979 39 34 0.00 0.0 0
1980 16 -9 0.00 0.0 1
1981 35 16 0.00 0.0 7
1982 62 35 0.15 0.0 0
1983 0 -14 0.00 0.0 7
1984 28 4 0.00 0.0 Trace
1985 12 -3 Trace Trace Trace
1986 32 25 Trace Trace 0
1987 36 32 0.17 0.4 0
1988 35 22 0.00 0.0 0
1989 38 18 0.01 0.1 3
1990 29 8 0.00 0.0 4
1991 46 25 0.00 0.0 0
1992 33 18 0.00 0.0 0
1993 28 12 0.03 0.6 1
1994 50 26 0.00 0.0 0
1995 30 17 Trace Trace 2
1996 20 7 Trace 0.0 0
1997 33 29 Trace Trace Trace
1998 33 15 0.00 0.0 Trace
1999 37 8 0.00 0.0 2
2000 15 -9 0.00 0.0 5
2001 27 12 0.00 0.0 0
2002 26 21 0.01 0.2 5
2003 39 18 0.00 0.0 0
2004 31 13 Trace Trace 0
2005 36 33 0.23 0.4 0
2006 38 32 0.00 0.0 0
2007 49 22 0.00 0.0 0
2008 33 12 0.00 0.0 0
2009 50 21 0.36 0.3 0
2010 30 26 0.03 0.5 5
2011 48 29 0.00 0.0 0
2012 29 22 0.00 0.0 0
2013 32 22 Trace Trace Trace

Springfield Christmas High Temperature Statistics

Springfield Christmas Low Temperature Statistics

Springfield Christmas Precipitation Statistics

Springfield Christmas Snowfall Statistics

Springfield Christmas Snow Depth Statistics

High Temperatures on Christmas...
Highs 0-9F.....  2 days (1.5%)
Highs 10-19F... 6 days (4.5%)
Highs 20-29F... 30 days (22%)
Highs 30-39F... 56 days (42%)
Highs 40-49F... 28 days (21%)
Highs 50-59F... 10 days (7.5%)
Highs 60-69F... 2 days (1.5%)





Low Temperatures on Christmas...
Lows -20--11F.. 1 day (0.7%)
Lows -10--1F.. 4 days (3%)
Lows 0-9F..... 15 days (11%)
Lows 10-19F... 34 days (25%)
Lows 20-29F... 48 days (36%)
Lows 30-39F... 29 days (22%)
Lows 40-49F... 3 days (2.2%)





Precipitation on Christmas...
Dry............... 85 days (63%)
Trace............. 8 days (5.9%)
0.01-0.10 inches.. 23 days (17%)
0.11-0.25 inches.. 10 days (7.4%)
0.26-0.50 inches... 8 days (5.9%)
0.51-0.75 inches... 1 day (0.7%)
Snowfall on Christmas...
No Snow........... 98 days (75%)
Trace............. 7 days (5.3%)
0.1-0.4 inches.... 14 days (11%)
0.5-0.9 inches.... 5 days (3.8%)
1-1.9 inches....... 3 days (2.3%)
2-2.9 inches....... 3 days (2.3%)
3-3.9 inches....... 0 days (0%)
4-4.9 inches....... 1 day (0.8%)






Snow Depth on Christmas...
No Snow........... 64 days (58%)
Trace............. 16 days (14%)
1 inch............ 9 days (8.2%)
2 inches.......... 8 days (7.3%)
3 inches........... 4 days (3.6%)
4 inches........... 2 days (1.8%)
5 inches........... 5 days (4.5%)
6 inches........... 1 day (0.9%)
7 inches........... 3 days (2.7%)
8 inches........... 0 days (0%)
9 inches........... 0 days (0%)
10 inches.......... 0 days (0%)
11 inches.......... 1 day (0.9%)

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