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Source/Author: Joseph Brum-High Plains Regional Climate Center 12/18/12

Christmas is almost here and the High Plains Regional Climate Center has compiled a list of normal temperatures and precipitation extremes (including snowfall) for selected locations across the Region. (Normal temperatures based on the period 1981-2010 )

 

Colorado

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for December 25th  

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Alamosa

 34

  -2

16

0.23 (1942)

3.5 (1942)

 1906-2012

  Colorado Springs

  42

 17

29

0.19 (1894)

2.3 (1911)

 1894-2012

  Denver

  42

  17

30

0.61 (1922)

7.4 (2007)

 1921-2012

  Grand Junction

  37

  17

27

0.45 (1983)

3.5 (1983)

 1893-2012

  Pueblo

  46

  13

29

0.42 (1894)

5.1 (1987)

 1888-2012

 

 

Kansas

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for December 25th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Concordia

  38

  19

29

0.47 (1941)

4.5 (1941)

 1885-2012

  Dodge City

  43

  20

32

0.26 (1940)

2.4 (1894)

 1893-2012

  Goodland

  42

  17

29

0.39 (1941)

3.9 (1941)

 1895-2012

  Topeka

  40

  21

30

0.46 (1941)

4.1 (2009)

 1887-2012

  Wichita

  42

  23

32

0.53 (1940)

4.0 (1894)

 1888-2012

 

 

Nebraska

  Average Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for December 25th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Grand Island

  35

  15

25

0.51 (2009)

7.8(2009)

 1895-2012

  Lincoln

  35

  15

25

0.62 (2009)

9.5 (2009)

 1887-2012

  Norfolk

  33

  13

23

0.73 (2009)

11.8 (2009)

 1893-2012

  North Platte

  38

  11

24

0.19 (1941)

3.2 (1941)

 1874-2012

  Omaha

  33

  15

24

1.12 (1941)

5.8 (2009)

 1871-2012

  Scottsbluff

  39

  12

26

0.38 (2007)

4.1 (2007)

 1893-2012

  Valentine

  36

  10

23

0.25 (1941)

2.5 (1941)

 1889-2012

 

 

North Dakota

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for December 25th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum   Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Bismarck

  24

  4

14

0.43 (2009)

9.2 (2009)

 1874-2012

  Fargo

  20

  3

11

0.76 (1908)

8.1 (2009)

 1881-2012

  Grand Forks

  18

  0

9

0.24 (1938)

5.4 (2009)

 1893-2012

  Williston

  22

  1

12

0.59 (1916)

4.5 (2009)

 1894-2012

 

 

South Dakota

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for December 25th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Aberdeen

  23

  3

13

0.36 (1950)

5.1 (1950)

 1893-2012

  Huron

  27

  7

17

0.60 (2009)

9.5 (2009)

 1881-2012

  Rapid City

  36

  12

24

0.20 (2009)

3.9 (1988)

 1942-2012

  Sioux Falls

  26

  8

17

1.13 (1945)

10.5 (2009)

 1893-2012

 

 

Wyoming

  Normal Temperatures and Precipitation Extremes for December 25th

Maximum Temperature (F)

Minimum Temperature (F)

Average Temperature (F)

Maximum Precipitation (in)

Maximum Snowfall (in)

Period of Record

  Casper

  34

  13

23

0.31 (1988)

5.6 (1988)

 1939-2012

  Cheyenne

  38

  17

29

0.24 (1922)

2.8 (1912)

 1872-2012

  Lander

  32

  9

20

0.36 (1943)

5.5 (2007)

 1891-2012

  Sheridan

  35

  10

22

0.44 (1943)

5.5 (1933)

 1948-2012

  

 

 

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