CLEVELAND — What was the warmest Christmas in Cleveland? Some of you may remember. It happened back in the 1980s.
The warmest Cleveland Christmas was 1982 when the temperature climbed up to 66 degrees. Akron (64) and Mansfield (62) also set record highs in 1982.
Funny enough, Cleveland and Akron would set their records for coldest Christmas one year later. Cleveland hit 10-below-zero back in 1983. It was even colder in Akron, where the temperature reached a record -14. Christmas Day 1983 also set the record for coldest high temperature for a Cleveland Christmas, at a bone-chilling 1 degree.
The Mansfield area set its coldest Christmas record more recently, dipping down to 15 below in 2004.