Christmas Climatology  

Saint Louis, Missouri

 Daily Records
 Daily High Temperature
Daily Low Temperature
 Daily Average Temperature
 Daily Precipitation
 Daily Snowfall
Morning Snow Depth
 Maximum
 Value
 71 (1889)
56 (1889)
 64 (1889)
 0.94 (1913)
9.2 (1913)
 8 (1915)
 Minimum
 Value
 7 (1983)
-13 (1983)
-3 (1983)
0
0
0
 Average
 Value
 39
24
32
0.05
0.1
-
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -

 -

 - 32 (≥ 0.01) 15 (≥ 0.1) 21 (≥ 1.0)
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -  -  -  65 (≥ Trace)
 39 (≥ T)
38 (≥ T)
 

  Fun Facts!

  • To be considered a white Christmas, there needs to be at least 1 inch of snow on the ground by 6:00 am Christmas Day.
  • There is a 20% chance the St. Louis area will have a white Christmas!
  • Last White Christmas: 2010 (0.3 inches of new snowfall and 3 inches snow depth)

  • There have been 4 days with low temperatures zero and below.

  • The chance for measurable precipitation on Christmas Day is 24% and the chance of measurable snowfall is 13%.

 Records:
(1874-present) Temperature/Precipitation

(1892-present) Snowfall
(1893-present) Snow Depth

 
 

Columbia, Missouri

 Daily Records
Daily High Temperature
 Daily Low Temperature
 Daily Average Temperature
 Daily Precipitation
Daily Snowfall
 Morning Snow Depth
 Maximum
 Value
 69 (1971)
 53 (1936)
59 (1936)
 0.56 (1957)
 3.4 (1987)
 10 (1915)
 Minimum
 Value
 6 (1983)  -19 (1983) -7 (1983)  0  0  0
 Average
 Value

 39

 21

30  0.03  0.1 -
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -  -  - 27 (≥ 0.01)  15 (≥0.1) 26 (≥ 1.0)
 Number of
 Occurrences
 - -
 - 47 (≥ Trace)
36 (≥ T)
47 (≥ T)
 

  Fun Facts!

  • To be considered a white Christmas there needs to be at least 1 inch of snow on the ground by 6:00 am Christmas Day.

  • There is a 22% chance the Columbia area will have a White Christmas!

  • Last White Christmas: 2010 (trace of snowfall and 6 inches snow depth)

  • There have been 5 days with low temperatures zero and below.

  • The chance of measurable precipitation in Columbia on Christmas Day is 22% and the chance of measurable snowfall is 12%.
Records:
(1890-present) Temperature/Precipitation
(1890-present) Snowfall
(1893-present) Snow Depth
 
 

Quincy, Illinois

Daily Records Daily High Temperature Daily Low Temperature Daily Average Temperature Daily Precipitation  Daily Snowfall
Morning Snow Depth
 Maximum
 Value
 62 (1922)
 51 (1936)
 56 (1936)
 1.02 (1915)
 -  -
 Minimum
 Value
 -2 (1983) -16 (1983) -9 (1983)  0  -  -
 Average
 Value
 35  20 28  0.03  -  -
 Number of
 Occurrences
 -  -  -  22 (≥ 0.01)
 -  -
 
 

     Fun Facts!

  • There have been 7 days with low temperatures zero and below.

  • The chance of measurable precipitation on Christmas Day is 20%.

Records:
(1901-present) Temperature/Precipitation
No Snowfall or Snow Depth due to incomplete data sets


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