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Dallas/Fort Worth - Christmas Eve Climatology

December 24

Temperature
  • Normal maximum: 56°F
  • Normal minimum: 36°F
  • Number of freezes: 42
  • Number of days with maximum:
         100°F or more: 0
         32°F or less: 3
Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 88 1955
2 82 1901
3 77 1908
4
(tie)
76 1937
76 1922

 

Lowest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 7 1983
2 12 1990
3 13 1989
4 15 1966
5 16 1953
Lowest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 13 1983
2
(tie)
32 2004
32 1943
4
(tie)
33 1998
33 1924
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1
(tie)
53 1982
53 1955
3
(tie)
51 1936
51 1908
5
(tie)
50 1971
50 1934
 
Precipitation
  • Number of occurrences with any precipitation: 26
  • Number of occurrences with measurable precipitation: 18
  • Average amount when precipitation occurred: 0.26"
  • Chance of measurable precipitation: 16%
  • Number of occurrences of:
         thunder: 1 
         snow: 6 
         sleet (ice pellets): 1 
         freezing rain/freezing drizzle (glaze): 1
         fog: 21
Wettest
Rank Precipitation Year
1 1.41 1975
2 0.99 2010
3 0.76 1957
4 0.69 1914
5 0.56 2006
 
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Significant Events
  • 2009 - Rare blizzard conditions impacted portions of North Texas. As much as 9 inches of snow fell in Jacksboro and Bowie, and winds in excess of 50 mph resulted in drifts of 3 to 5 feet. For Dallas/Fort Worth, it was the first measurable Christmas Eve snowfall on record.
  • 2002 - There were a few snow flurries across North Central Texas on Christmas Eve. Many locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex reported light snow.
  • 1975 - Following a continuous cold rain most of the day, a trace of flurries was recorded. Most of the snow melted as it fell.
  • 1963 - 2" of snow had fallen on December 22. 1" remained on the following day, the day prior to Christmas Eve; but only a trace remained on Christmas Eve with a low of 22°F.
  • 1955 - This hot day reached a record high of 88°F.
  • 1943 - Flurries fell from 7:30-8:00 PM. There was little accumulation after a sub-freezing day (28°F-32°F) with 0.15" of freezing rain.


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