Public Information Statement
Statement as of 1:24 PM CST on December 19, 2013
... Wichita snow information including white Christmas chances...
For official records a white Christmas is defined by 1 inch or more
of snow on the ground.
There have only been 14 white christmas's recorded since records
have been kept in Wichita. This gives Wichita around an 11 percent
chance for a white Christmas for a given year. The last time Wichita
had an inch or more of snow on the ground for Christmas was 2009
when three inches of snow was recorded.
Will the snow that falls this weekend stick around long enough for
christmas? Stay tuned.
Wichita has yet to even receive measurable snowfall this winter,
with measurable snow defined as a tenth inch or more. The average
date for Wichita to receive its firs measurable snowfall is December
2nd. The latest into winter Wichita has gone without measuring a
Tench inch or more of snowfall was March 5th 1923. The earliest
measurable snowfall for Wichita was October 22nd 1996.