White Christmas Climatology

Snowfall across West Central Texas is a rare event, with snowfall in December even rarer. However, most rare of all may be a white Christmas. Since 1926, San Angelo has experienced only 3 measurable snowfalls on Christmas Day, and two additional days where trace amounts were recorded. Abilene has fared similarly: Since 1914, only two measurable snowfalls and three trace snowfalls have occured on Christmas Day. In other words, a white Christmas occurs on average about once every 14 years. 


Abilene
1939 - 4.0 inches
1948 - trace
1974 - trace
1975 - 0.2 inches
1982 - trace
San Angelo
1926 - 2.0 inches
1939 - 1.5 inches
1974 - 0.1 inches
1982 - trace
1987 - trace

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