Christmas Day Climatology


A Look at Past Christmases in Marquette

A white Christmas is a fairly common occurrence at the National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township. Since records began in 1961, there have only been five years that snow did not fall on Christmas day. Those years were: 1984, 1994, 1997, 1999, and 2003. The years 1994 and 2006 were the only two years, since 1961, without measurable snow (snow depth greater than a trace) on the ground on Christmas day.


...Some records for Christmas Day...

-Warmest Christmas:  46 in 1994

-Coldest Christmas:   -24 in 2004

-Coldest Daily High:     5 in 1996, 1993, and 1983

-Warmest Daily Low:  25 in 2005, 1986, 1982, and 1973

-Average High:   21

-Average Low:      6

-Greatest Snowfall:      11.7 inches in 2004

-Greatest Snow Depth:   41 inches in 1968


Last year, Christmas brought 0.7 inches of snowfall and a snow depth of 22 inches.



Climate records for the National Weather Service in Negaunee Township date back to 1961.


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