Christmas Weather

Although, most Christmas days have snow on the ground, it is relatively rare for snow to fall on Christmas. It might surprise you to learn that the heaviest snowfall on record for Christmas is only 3.6 inches and that occurred back in 1912. You would have to go back to 1972 to find a Christmas where over one inch fell in Fargo Moorhead.

Two years ago, we did have a little Christmas snow in the air when 0.2 inches fell, but dustings have been about all we have been able to get in the past few decades. Therefore, the storm system that is moving into the region currently could be stronger than any storm on Christmas since the 1940s. It was in 1945 that the Twin Cities recorded their Christmas Day record of 9.6 inches. That storm completely missed this area with no snow being reported locally, but this year it does not look like we will be so lucky.