Will We Have a White Christmas in Northern Colorado in 2016?
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? We actually have a pretty good chance of getting snow this year.
Christmas Forecast for Northern Colorado
The forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for a chance of snow showers on Christmas Eve day, partly sunny, with a high near 29. Saturday night there is a chance of snow showers, mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. On Christmas Day it probably won't snow, but there will likely be snow on the ground. The forecast calls for partly sunny skies, with a high near 26.
- The chances of having one inch or more of snow on the ground on Christmas Day in Colorado is 38 percent. (44 days in 116 years)
- The chance of having measurable snowfall on Christmas Day is about 15 percent. (20 days in 134 years)
- The most snow ever recorded on the ground in Denver on Christmas Day was 24 inches which was measured after the Christmas Eve blizzard of 1982.
5 Greatest Snow Depths on Christmas since 1900
- 1982: 24"
- 1913: 19"
- 2006: 15"
- 1973: 12"
- 1918: 11"
The heaviest snowfall on Christmas Day was 7.8 inches which occurred in 2007.