Milwaukee & Madison Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Weather Facts

Milwaukee

RECORDS SHOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A WHITE CHRISTMAS APPROXIMATELY
48 PERCENT OF THE TIME. OVER THE 120 YEAR PERIOD OF SNOW DEPTH
RECORDS...THERE HAVE BEEN 59 OCCURRENCES OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
SNOW ON THE GROUND ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

Below are the last 10 years on record for when we had a Christmas
Eve or a Christmas Day without any snow on the ground and no snowfall
occurring on that day. Snowfall records go back to 1884 and snow
depth records go back to 1893.

CHRISTMAS EVE
DEC. 24 2011
DEC. 24 2006
DEC. 24 2004
DEC. 24 1998
DEC. 24 1996
DEC. 24 1990
DEC. 24 1986
DEC. 24 1982
DEC. 24 1971
DEC. 24 1946
CHRISTMAS DAY
DEC. 25 2011
DEC. 25 2006
DEC. 25 1998
DEC. 25 1995
DEC. 25 1986
DEC. 25 1982
DEC. 25 1955
DEC. 25 1943
DEC. 25 1939
DEC. 25 1938


DATA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS..

YEAR HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW SNOW ON
FALL THE GROUND
DEC. 24 2013 20 2 0.01 0.2 9
DEC. 24 2012 30 23 T T 1
DEC. 24 2011 39 22 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 24 2010 32 26 T T T
DEC. 24 2009 37 32 0.44 0.1 4
DEC. 24 2008 36 9 0.14 1.4 13
DEC. 24 2007 23 18 0.00 0.0 2
DEC. 24 2006 45 27 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 24 2005 38 32 T 0.0 3
DEC. 24 2004 10 -4 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 24 2003 28 16 T T T
DEC. 24 2002 30 20 T 0.1 0

DATA FOR CHRISTMAS DAY OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS...

YEAR HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW SNOW ON
FALL THE GROUND
DEC. 25 2013 24 15 0.08 1.5 10
DEC. 25 2012 31 21 T T 1
DEC. 25 2011 42 31 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 25 2010 33 28 0.03 0.6 T
DEC. 25 2009 42 23 0.96 T 2
DEC. 25 2008 28 0 T T 13
DEC. 25 2007 39 18 0.00 0.0 1
DEC. 25 2006 38 31 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 25 2005 36 33 0.00 0.0 2
DEC. 25 2004 19 10 0.01 0.3 0
DEC. 25 2003 34 18 0.00 0.0 T
DEC. 25 2002 30 24 T T 0

MILWAUKEE CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

NORMALS ARE DERIVED FROM 1981-2010 DATA

NORMAL HIGH............30 DEGREES
NORMAL LOW.............18 DEGREES
NORMAL PRECIP........0.06 INCHES
NORMAL SNOWFALL.......0.4 INCHES
WARMEST HIGH...........61 IN 1982
COLDEST LOW...........-12 IN 1983
COLDEST HIGH...........-2 IN 1983 ** THE ONLY CHRISTMAS WITH
WARMEST LOW............45 IN 1936 LOW MAX AT ZERO OR BELOW **
MOST PRECIPITATION...0.96 IN 2009
MOST SNOWFALL.........6.0 IN 1909
HIGHEST SNOW DEPTH.....25 IN 2000


Madison
RECORDS SHOW THAT THERE HAS BEEN A WHITE CHRISTMAS APPROXIMATELY
69 PERCENT OF THE TIME. OVER THE 108 YEAR PERIOD OF SNOW DEPTH
RECORDS...THERE HAVE BEEN 75 OCCURRENCES OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
SNOW ON THE GROUND ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

BELOW ARE THE LAST 10 YEARS ON RECORD FOR WHEN WE HAD A CHRISTMAS
DAY WITHOUT ANY SNOW ON THE GROUND AND NO SNOWFALL OCCURRING ON
THAT DAY...SNOWFALL RECORDS GO BACK TO 1884...AND SNOW DEPTH
RECORDS GO BACK TO 1905.
CHRISTMAS EVE
DEC. 24 2006
DEC. 24 2002
DEC. 24 1982
DEC. 24 1971
DEC. 24 1957
DEC. 24 1943
DEC. 24 1939
DEC. 24 1932
DEC. 24 1917
DEC. 24 1913
CHRISTMAS DAY
DEC. 25 2006
DEC. 25 1982
DEC. 25 1979
DEC. 25 1971
DEC. 25 1955
DEC. 25 1943
DEC. 25 1939
DEC. 25 1936
DEC. 25 1931
DEC. 25 1917


DATA FOR CHRISTMAS EVE OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS...

YEAR HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW SNOW ON
FALL THE GROUND
DEC. 24 2013 12 -12 0.07 0.9 8
DEC. 24 2012 24 11 T T 9
DEC. 24 2011 39 20 0.00 0.0 T
DEC. 24 2010 28 23 0.01 2.0 7
DEC. 24 2009 35 32 0.46 T 7
DEC. 24 2008 31 4 0.28 2.9 13
DEC. 24 2007 20 15 T T 6
DEC. 24 2006 42 21 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 24 2005 35 28 T 0.0 5
DEC. 24 2004 12 -6 0.00 0.0 T
DEC. 24 2003 25 12 0.00 0.0 T
DEC. 24 2002 26 11 0.00 0.0 0

DATA FOR CHRISTMAS DAY OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS...

YEAR HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOW SNOW ON
FALL THE GROUND
DEC. 25 2013 23 11 0.09 2.2 9
DEC. 25 2012 19 8 0.00 0.0 9
DEC. 25 2011 43 23 0.00 0.0 T
DEC. 25 2010 30 20 T T 7
DEC. 25 2009 40 17 0.49 1 5
DEC. 25 2008 21 -7 0.01 0.2 15
DEC. 25 2007 37 20 0.00 0.0 5
DEC. 25 2006 33 26 0.00 0.0 0
DEC. 25 2005 36 32 T T 4
DEC. 25 2004 20 12 0.05 1.4 1
DEC. 25 2003 36 12 0.00 0.0 T
DEC. 25 2002 25 22 T T 0

MADISON CLIMATE STATISTICS FOR CHRISTMAS DAY

NORMALS ARE DERIVED FROM 1981-2010 DATA

NORMAL HIGH............28 DEGREES
NORMAL LOW.............13 DEGREES
NORMAL PRECIP........0.04 INCHES
NORMAL SNOWFALL.......0.4 INCHES
WARMEST HIGH...........56 IN 1982
COLDEST LOW...........-21 IN 2000
COLDEST HIGH...........-5 IN 1983
WARMEST LOW............45 IN 1936
MOST PRECIPITATION...0.67 IN 1876
MOST SNOWFALL.........3.5 IN 1950
HIGHEST SNOW DEPTH.....16 IN 1985


 

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