Before diving into what to expect weatherwise for Christmas in 2021, here are some interesting notes about the weather on December 25 in Illinois.

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The normal low temperature on Christmas in Rockford is 15 degrees, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The coldest high temperature on Christmas is -5 degrees which occurred in 1983.

The record for the lowest temperature recorded on Christmas in Rockford is -22 degrees in 2000. The highest low temperature for Christmas was 43 degrees, twice in the late 1930's and mid-1940's.

The normal low temperature on Christmas in Rockford is 15 degrees.

The warmest December 25 temperature in Rockford happened in 2019 with a high of 59. The average temperature for the entire state of Ilinois in December is 38.

Surprisingly, actual snow precipitation on Christmas day in Rockford is unusual.

The highest amount of snow that has fallen on Christmas is 6.0” in 1909.


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Farmers' Almanac putting their weather-predicting device to work for what the United States should expect on Christmas day.

It sounds as though cold temps will be a commonality everywhere except 'North Central' which includes Colorado, (North & South) Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

This doesn't mean it won't be cold but the predictions didn't include the words brutally or frigidly, so there's that.

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Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin


Brutally cold Christmas season. Bundle up!

Don't get your hopes up for fresh falling snow on Christmas day. In fact, if it plays out the way the forecast projections appear, there won't snow on the ground on December 25 in the Northern Illinois area.

Read more here.

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