Fri, December 22, 2023

I’ll hope for that 7%.

Day 20,046

According to my web search results, the last times it snowed on Christmas in Roanoke, Virginia in the last 50 years are as follows:

– **2018**: 0.1 inch¹
– **2010**: 0.5 inch¹
– **2009**: 0.2 inch¹
– **2002**: 0.1 inch¹
– **1998**: 0.1 inch¹
– **1993**: 1.0 inch¹
– **1989**: 0.1 inch¹
– **1981**: 0.1 inch¹
– **1976**: 0.1 inch¹
– **1975**: 0.1 inch¹

The snowiest Christmas on record in Roanoke was in 1969, when the city received 14.6 inches of snow². That was also the second snowiest December day in Roanoke history, surpassed only by December 9, 2018, when 15 inches of snow fell³.

The average snowfall for Roanoke in December is 2.6 inches¹, and the probability of having a white Christmas (at least 1 inch of snow on the ground) is 7%⁴.

Sources:
(1) Snowiest Winter Season in Roanoke History. https://www.extremeweatherwatch.com/cities/roanoke/snowiest-winter-season.
(2) Official Snowfall Records for Roanoke, Virginia | SnowPlowNews. https://blog.snowplownews.com/snowfall_records/roanoke-virginia/.
(3) On the lookout for holiday season snow as cold pattern digs in. https://cardinalnews.org/2022/12/14/on-the-lookout-for-holiday-season-snow-as-cold-pattern-digs-in/.
(4) So, how much snow will Southwest, Central Virginia see this winter?. https://www.wsls.com/features/2022/11/17/so-how-much-snow-will-southwest-central-virginia-see-this-winter/.
(5) HISTORY MADE: Snowiest December day on record in Roanoke – WSLS 10 News. https://www.wsls.com/weather/2018/12/10/history-made-snowiest-december-day-on-record-in-roanoke/.

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