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Western Washington’s Christmas Day weather statistics

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The following is historic snowfall data for Western Washington over the past 10 years, provided by the National Weather Service.

Seattle (at Sandpoint)

Observations began in 1986.

Highest temperature: 55 degrees in 2005
Lowest temperature: 25 degrees in 1995

Lowest maximum temperature: 36 degrees in 1990
Highest minimum temperature: 47 degrees in 2005

Most precipitation: 0.96 inches in 2005
Most snowfall: 1.0 inches in 2008
Greatest snow depth: 4 inches in 1990

Normal high temperature: 45 degrees
Normal low temperature: 36 degrees
Normal precipitation: 0.18 inches

Climatic data for the past 10 Christmas days

Year / High / Low / Precip

2016 / 38 / 34 / 0.00
2015 / 41 / 37 / 0.09
2014 / 48 / 37 / 0.26
2013 / 41 / 31 / 0.00
2012 / 44 / 38 / 0.34
2011 / 50 / 41 / 0.04
2010 / 52 / 45 / 0.24
2009 / 46 / 31 / 0.00
2008 / 37 / 33 / 0.50
2007 / 40 / 33 / 0.18

Sea-Tac Airport

Observations began in 1945

Highest temperature: 60 degrees in 1980
Lowest temperature: 24 degrees in 1995

Lowest maximum temperature: 35 degrees in 1964*
Highest minimum temperature: 50 degrees in 2005

Most precipitation: 1.06 inches in 1998
Most snowfall: 1.0 inches in 1965
Greatest snow depth: 4 inches in 2008*

Normal high temperature: 45 degrees
Normal low temperature: 35 degrees
Normal precipitation: 0.17 inches

Climatic data for the past 10 Christmas days

Year / High / Low / Precip

2016 / 42 / 33 / Trace
2015 / 41 / 36 / 0.23
2014 / 46 / 37 / 0.00
2013 / 44 / 35 / 0.00
2012 / 42 / 37 / 0.53
2011 / 50 / 37 / 0.03
2010 / 54 / 44 / 0.32
2009 / 45 / 30 / 0.00
2008 / 36 / 33 / 0.20
2007 / 37 / 32 / 0.10

Olympia Airport

Observations began in 1948

Highest temperature: 61 degrees in 1980
Lowest temperature: 17 degrees in 1962

Lowest maximum temperature: 33 degrees in 1964
Highest minimum temperature: 55 degrees in 1980

Most precipitation: 2.00 inches in 1980
Most snowfall: 1.1 inches in 1954
Greatest snow depth: 1 inch in 1983

Normal high temperature: 44 degrees
Normal low temperature: 33 degrees
Normal precipitation: 0.24 inches

Climatic data for the past 10 Christmas days

Year / High / Low / Precip

2016 / 36 / 28 / 0.00
2015 / 42 / 29 / 0.01
2014 / 40 / 27 / 0.00
2013 / 40 / 31 / 0.00
2012 / 37 / 32 / 0.62
2011 / 48 / 35 / 0.19
2010 / 49 / 42 / 0.21
2009 / 42 / 24 / 0.00
2008 / 35 / 26 / 0.04
2007 / 36 / 30 / 0.37

Quillayute Airport

Observations began in 1966

Highest temperature: 55 degrees in 2000*
Lowest temperature: 20 degrees in 2016

Lowest maximum temperature: 37 degrees in 2008
Highest minimum temperature: 50 degrees in 1980

Most precipitation: 6.71 inches in 1972
Most snowfall: 0.2 inches in 1971
Greatest snow depth: none

Normal high temperature: 46 degrees
Normal low temperature: 35 degrees
Normal precipitation: 0.41 inches

Climatic data for the past 10 Christmas days

Year / High / Low / Precip

2016 / 38 / 20 / 0.00
2015 / 45 / 28 / 0.00
2014 / 50 / 36 / 0.00
2013 / 48 / 32 / 0.00
2012 / 46 / 37 / 1.12
2011 / 51 / 36 / 0.68
2010 / 50 / 42 / 1.17
2009 / 52 / 27 / 0.00
2008 / 37 / 27 / 0.02
2007 / 39 / 33 / 0.78

Hoquiam Airport

Observations began in 1953

Highest temperature: 57 degrees in 1980
Lowest temperature: 27 degrees in 1978

Lowest maximum temperature: 37 degrees in 2008*
Highest minimum temperature: 55 degrees in 1980

Most precipitation: 1.95 inches in 1975
Most snowfall: none
Greatest snow depth: none

Normal high temperature: 46 degrees
Normal low temperature: 37 degrees
Normal precipitation: 0.33 inches

Climatic data for the past 10 Christmas days

Year / High / Low / Precip

2016 / 40 / 30 / 0.00
2015 / 39 / 30 / 0.00
2014 / 48 / 39 / 0.29
2013 / 43 / 31 / 0.00
2012 / 41 / 34 / 0.69
2011 / 49 / 38 / 0.21
2010 / 49 / 44 / 0.37
2009 / 46 / 34 / 0.00
2008 / 37 / 32 / 0.07
2007 / 45 / 36 / 0.52

Bellingham Airport

Observations began in 1949

Highest temperature: 60 degrees in 1980
Lowest temperature: 7 degrees in 1964

Lowest maximum temperature: 24 degrees in 1971
Highest minimum temperature: 47 degrees in 2005

Most precipitation: 1.37 inches in 1972
Most snowfall: 8.4 inches in 1971
Greatest snow depth: 6 inches in 1971*

Normal high temperature: 44 degrees
Normal low temperature: 32 degrees
Normal precipitation: 0.12 inches

Climatic data for the past 10 Christmas days

Year / High / Low / Precip

2016 / 35 / 25 / 0.00
2015 / 41 / 30 / Trace
2014 / 44 / 31 / 0.05
2013 / 40 / 28 / 0.01
2012 / 40 / 34 / 0.16
2011 / 55 / 39 / 0.02
2010 / 57 / 46 / 0.07
2009 / 43 / 26 / 0.00
2008 / 31 / 19 / 0.32
2007 / 42 / 36 / 0.15

Normal temps and precipitation are the 1981 to 2010 climate normals.
*Records were tied in multiple years with the latest year shown.

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