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BLOG: White Christmas climatology in Tulsa

Posted: 5:12 PM, Dec 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-13 23:17:57Z

It's been a few years since we've seen a true White Christmas officially in Tulsa. Last year, we were far from a winter wonderland with sunshine and 70's. 

Back in 2012, we were treated to a dusting of snow on Christmas Day. This snow was fairly stress free as temperatures rose to above freezing the next day. 

It's been 8 years since we've seen measurable snow on Christmas. In 2009, we recorded over 5 inches of snow on Christmas Eve and an additional half inch on Christmas Day. This snow event did cause many travel problems, downed tree limbs, and power outages. To many this was remembered as the "Christmas Eve Blizzard", as the snow was accompanied by gusty winds which led to white-out conditions. 

As for this year, some weather models are showing some arctic air arriving just in time for Christmas. However, chances of seeing any wintery precipitation are still low. 

Make sure to stay tuned as we refine the Christmas forecast!