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 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 2000
    • 0.6 in 1941

     

    Highest Amount of Snow on Ground in inches(* 81 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

 2013

40 17 0.00" 0.0" 1"
2012 22 13 0.00" 0.0" Trace
2011 53 25 Trace 0.0" 0"
2010 32 24 0.18" Trace 0"

2009

20 12 0.00" 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"

 

 

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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 - 2013)
*(Period of normals is 1981 to 2010.)

 


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