CLEVELAND — What was the snowiest Christmas in Cleveland history? It wasn’t all that long ago.
The most snow we’ve ever received on December 25 was 10.2 inches in 2002. The most snow we’ve ever had on the ground for Christmas is 13 inches, reached in both 1995 and 2004.
A white Christmas is no guarantee in Cleveland.
We’ve had four since 2004:
If you’re curious about record-setting temperatures, Cleveland hit 10-below-zero back during the Blizzard of 1983. It was even colder in Akron, where the temperature reached a record-setting -14. Christmas Day 1983 also set the record for coldest high temperature for a Cleveland Christmas, at a balmy 1 degree. The Mansfield area set its coldest Christmas record more recently, dipping down to 15 below in 2004.
Funny enough, the warmest Cleveland Christmas was 1982, one year before we set the record for coldest, when the temperature climbed up to 66 degrees. Akron (64) and Mansfield (62) also set their record highs in 1982.