From the ABC 7 Weather team

Coldest Christmas... In How Long?

December 26, 2013 - 07:53 AM
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High temperatures Christmas Day barely climbed above freezing.  Take a look at the weather on Christmases past.


Did Santa bring you a new winter coat, gloves, and/or mittens?  If so, I'm sure you were able to put it to good use Christmas Day.  The high at Reagan National reached 33 degrees.  That's 11 degrees below average!  And it tied as the coldest Christmas since 2004. 

Reagan National Statistic

Most locations, in our area, barely made it to the freezing mark yesterday.

Looking at past Christmases, back to 2000, the lowest temperature (at Reagan National) was 28 degrees!  The highest -- nearly 60 degrees -- in 2008.  Thanks to the folks at Sterling's National Weather Service for this data.  Click here for a lot more information on Christmas weather history.

National Weather Service - Baltimore/Washington

Looking ahead to the end of 2013 and start of the New Year, it will be cold!  A strong cold front will slide through Monday and will drop highs New Year's Eve and New Year's Day into the mid and upper 30s. 

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