Christmas Present vs. Christmas Past

Rockford’s final snowfall total for this Christmas will not be available until Thursday morning. However, December 25, 2013 will enter the weather history books in rare company.

Christmas Snowfall Frequency

Christmas Snowfall Frequency

Only one-third of all Christmas days have had between a trace and 0.9″ of snowfall, since records began in 1906.  As of 9:15pm Christmas night, 0.8″ of snow fell at Chicago Rockford International Airport.  Compare that to nearly two-thirds of all Christmas days, where no snow was recorded at the airport. Even more rare, believe it or not, is 1″ or more of snow falling on Christmas day.  This has only happened 6 times over the span of 106 years!

Christmas 2013 Snowfall at RFD

Christmas 2013 Snowfall at RFD

Here’s to our white Christmas!  -Joe


Posted under 13 Climate Authority, snow, statistics, weather, winter weather

This post was written by qni_it on December 25, 2013

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