Christmas Day Climatology in Topeka, Kansas


What's an average Christmas Day like in the Topeka area? What are the extremes? What's the outlook for this year?  A quick look at the climate record provides some of the following information...

Normals*

  • The average high temperature is 40 F
  • The average low temperature is 21 F
  • Average snowfall for the day is only 0.1 inches, but remember this is an average over 30 years. Extreme events are possible. 

 How extreme?**

    Top 5 High Temperatures for December 25th (in F)
    • 68 in 1922
    • 67 in 1889
    • 66 in 1936
    • 66 in 1963
    • 65 in 1960

     

     Record Lows (in F)

    • -11 in 1983
    •  -3 in 1980
    •  -3 in 1948
    •   0 in 1918
    •   1 in 1924
    •    1 in 1914

     

    Record Snowfall (in inches)

    • 4.1 in 2009
    • 3.0 in 1895
    • 1.5 in 1892
    • 0.8 in 1962
    • 0.6 in 1941
    • 0.6 in 1941

     

    Highest Amount of Snow on Ground (* 92 years recorded)

    • 6.0 in 1983
    • 4.0 in 2009
    • 4.0 in 2007
    • 3.0 in 1989
    • 3.0 in 1952
    • 3.0 in 1948

     

 

PAST 10 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS DAY WEATHER AT TOPEKA

YEAR HIGH LOW PRECIP SNOWFALL SNOW  DEPTH

 2012

22 13 0.00 0.0 TRACE
2011 53 25 0.00 0.0 0
2010 32 24 Trace Trace 0
2009 20 12 0.18 4.1 4

2008

49 13 0.00 0.0 TRACE
2007 47 27 0.00 0.0 4
2006 42 27 0.00 0.0 0
2005 46 30 0.00 0.0 0
2004 52 19 0.00 0.0 0
2003 52 26 0.00 0.0 0

 

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Chances of a White Christmas

What is expected this year?  Click on the map where you are located for a complete forecast.

 
**(Period of records/extremes is 1887 - 2010)
*(Period of normals is 1981 to 2010.)


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