How did Christmas 2012 Compare with past records and normals?
Christmas Day 2012 Stats (NWS Marquette)
|High Temp (F)||18|
|Low Temp (F)||13|
|Mean (average) (F)||16|
|Snow Depth (in)||15|
It appears that Christmas Day 2012 was close to normal, with the high temp a little cooler than normal, and the low temp a little warmer than normal. Overall, the average temp (for the day) ended up being normal. As far as precipitation, we were below normal, so we certainly did not break any records. Additionally, the snow depth was normal for December 25. Below are the stats for past Christmas', and the normals for Christmas Day.
|Shown in the table are the Christmas Day statistics for the NWS Marquette Office located in Negaunee Township.|
|Normal Snow Depth||15"|
|Record Low High||5||1996 , 1983|
|Record High Low||28||2009|
|Greatest Snow Depth||41"||1968|
|Here is a look back at the weather on the last 10 Christmas Days.|
|The following table shows the number of Christmas Days that snow has fallen or there has been snow on the ground.|
|There were only two years that had a Trace of snow on the ground, 1994 and 2006.|
|Snowfall (Trace or greater)||45||90%|
|Snow Depth (Trace or greater)||50||100%|
Note: Weather Records for the Marquette National Weather Service located in Negaunee Township date back to 1961.
|If you have been dreaming of a white Christmas then the map below will let you know what the chances are that your dream will come true. The probabilities for a white Christimas are based on the 1981-2010 normals data, which used stations that maintained at least 25 years of snowfall data. The chances shown are for at least 1 inch, 5 inches, and 10 inches of snow on the ground on Christmas Day.|