Valentine Christmas Day Climatology

Christmas Day is observed nationally on December 25 and observations have been recorded in Valentine on Christmas Day since 1889. Included below is information about a White Christmas in Valentine.

CHRISTMAS DAY IN VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 125 YEARS: 1889-2013

TEMPERATURE DATA

Highest 65 degrees (2 times)
(1928 & 1979)
Lowest -22 degrees (1983)
Lowest Maximum -1 degrees (1996)
Highest Minimum 34 degrees (1922)
Average High 36.3 degrees
Average Low 11.0 degrees
30 year Normal High 36 degrees
30 year Normal Low 10 degrees
Average Temperature Range 25.3 degrees
Largest Range
between High and Low
53 degrees
High 37, Low -16 (1985)
Smallest Range
between High and Low
3 degrees
High 22, Low 19 (1925)

High Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

-0s 0s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s
1 3 14 26 24 31 20 6
0.8% 2.4% 11.2% 20.8% 19.2% 24.8% 16.0% 4.8%

Low Temperature by 10 Degree Ranges

-20s -10s -0s 0s 10s 20s 30s
1 3 19 35 32 32 3
0.8% 2.4% 15.2% 28.0% 25.6% 25.6% 2.4%

PRECIPITATION DATA

Maximum Precipitation 0.25 inches (1941)
Maximum Snowfall 4.0 inches (1996)
Number of Times Precipitation 40 Occurrences or 32.0%
Number of Times
Measurable Precipitation
(more than a Trace)
18 Occurrences or 14.4%
Number of Times Snowfall 36 Occurrences or 28.8%
Number of Times
Measurable Snowfall
(more than a Trace)
19 Occurrences or 15.2%
Number of Times No Precipitation 85 Occurrences or 68.0%
Most Snow on Ground
at Observation Time
14 inches (1951)

WHITE CHRISTMAS IN VALENTINE
PERIOD OF RECORD 125 YEARS: 1889-2013
White Christmas = 1 inch or more of snow on ground
at observation time on December 25
(snow depth rounded to nearest whole inch or trace if 0.4 inches or less)

Number of Years with a
White Christmas (125 years)
45 Years (36.0%)
Number of Years with a
White Christmas (last 25 years)
7 Years (28.0%)
Number of Years with a
White Christmas (last 10 years)
3 Years (30.0%)
2006 - 4 inches
2009 - 2 inches
2013 - 1 inch
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (125 years)
67 Years (53.6%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 25 years)
13 Years (52.0%)
Number of Years with trace or
more snow on Ground (last 10 years)
5 Years (50.0%)
Consecutive Years with a
White Christmas
6 Years (1980 - 1985)
Consecutive Years without a
White Christmas
11 Years (1925 - 1936)
Current Streak Consecutive Years
  White Christmas
1 Year

White Christmas Occurences by Decade
* incomplete decade

1890s 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s
3 2 6 3 2 3 2
1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
6 3 8 3 3 1*

DAILY WEATHER SUMMARIES PAST 5 CHRISTMAS DAYS

Date High Low Precip Snow Snow Depth Remarks
2009 13 -1 0.08 1.7 2  Cloudy, light snow all day, windy
 (peak gust 59 mph)
2010 31 9 0.00 0.0 0  Cloudy, mostly clear evening
2011 52 17 0.00 0.0 0
 Sunny
2012 16 3 0.01 T T  Mostly cloudy, on and off flurries all day
2013 37 20 0.00 0.0 1  Mostly sunny

YEAR BY YEAR WEATHER FOR PAST CHRISTMAS DAYS
CLICK ON GRAPH FOR LARGER IMAGE

Temperatures - High & Low with Averages

Precipitation

Snowfall

Snowdepth

ALSO VISIT NORTH PLATTE CHRISTMAS CLIMATOLOGY

For a climatology including a map of a white Christmas
across the lower 48 states visit White Christmas

For more holiday climate studies see the main menu
Holiday Climate Studies for North Platte and Valentine

  Page composition by
Matthew Masek
Updated 2014
 


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