Probability of a White Christmas for the U.S. & Lincoln Statistics

 

Map, courtesy of the National Weather Service

A "White Christmas" is defined as one inch or greater of snow on the ground.

A total of 23 (32%) of the last 71 years (1948-2018) had a White Christmas in Lincoln.

Here is a chronological listing of the 23 years with one inch or more of snow on the ground in Lincoln on December 25.

Dec. 25 Snow
Year Depth - inches
2017 3.1
2015 3.1
2012 2.0
2009 10.0
2008 3.0
2007 1.0
2001 1.0
2000 11.0
1997 2.0
1983 14.0
1981 2.0
1980 2.0
1974 1.0
1973 8.0
1969 2.0
1968 7.0
1962 2.0
1961 5.0
1957 1.0
1952 8.0
1951 5.0
1949 1.0
1948 8.0

 

Rural Lancaster County, Nebraska. Photo ©K. Dewey