Christmas Weather Facts for Topeka

(Source: National Weather Service) 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 38 F
*The average low temperature is 18 F
*Average snowfall for the day is only 0.2 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)
1. 68 in 1922
2. 67 in 1889
3. 66 in 1936
4. 66 in 1963
5. 65 in 1960

Record Lows (in F)
1. -11 in 1983
2. -3 in 1948
3. -3 in 1980
4. 0 in 1918
5. 1 in 1914

Record Snowfall (in inches)
1. 3 in 1895
2. 1.5 in 1892
3. 0.8 in 1962
4. 0.6 in 1941
5. 0.6 in 2000

Highest Amount of Snow on Ground (* 57 years recorded)
1. 6.0 in 1983
2. 3.0 in 1948
3. 3.0 in 1952
4. 3.0 in 1989
5. 2.0 in 2000


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