The Morning Brew: A history of OKC's Christmas weather
A history of okc's christmas weather
Snow and Christmas are made for each other, assuming you don't have anywhere to go. But Oklahoma City doesn't have many white Christmases , dating back to 1913 there have been just 17, according to the National Weather Service.
In 1913 there were trace amounts. And the next year nearly a half a foot. The whitest? That came in 2009 when 14 inches fell on Christmas Eve which caused traffic to literally be frozen in place for days.
And while 1989 wasn't a white Christmas year in OKC, it was the year where the wildest swing in weather in recent memory occurred. In the days leading up to Christmas temperatures were - 4F, with the windchill touching -50F. Two days later highs reached nearly 60 on Christmas.
Here's more from the NWS on the history of OKC's Christmas Day weather.
As for this year, after some momentary hype that we might get a white Christmas, it's expected to be sunny with a high of 45. Bing Crosby will have to do.