Bobby Boyd

National Weather Service

Nashville, Tennessee


Snowfall has been measured in Nashville since the winter of 1884 and 1885 when the Army Signal Corps began taking snow measurements in addition to temperature...rainfall and wind measurements that began in November of 1870.  Since that time snow has fallen 23 times on Christmas Day...and only 9 with measurable amounts. The last time that snow fell on Christmas Day in Nashville was in 2002 when a trace was observed. The last time measurable snow fell on Christmas Day was in 1993 when 0.3 inch was measured. Measurable snow also fell on Christmas Day in 1992 when 0.3 inch was also measured. 1992 and 1993 are the only consecutive Christmases on record with measurable snowfall.  The largest snow to fall on Christmas Day fell in 1969 when 2.7 inches was measured.


The warmest Christmas on record was in 1982 when the high for the day was 72 degrees and the low was 64 degrees...and the coldest Christmas on record was one year later in 1983...when the high for Christmas Day was 15 degrees and the low was a frigid -5 degrees. There was also a trace of snow on Christmas Day in 1983.


The wettest Christmas on record was in 1987 when 2.37 inches of rain fell.


A tornado cut a million dollar damage path from Whispering Hills section of Nashville to near 1150 pm cst...Christmas Night in 1964.





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