Based on records dating back to 1940, there’s just a one percent chance of snowflakes falling from the sky on Christmas Day at the Portland International Airport where our long-term records are kept. Sad, so sad.
But for a bunch of preschooler’s and kindergartners right now, it seems hard to believe. That’s because of two special – and very unusual Christmases they experienced just as their memories were becoming more developed.
Portland Sees Snow On Christmas Two Years In A Row
- Christmas Day 2007: a trace of snow fell at Portland International Airport. But many areas had a dusting to 1″. My house (we live at 524′) had about half an inch on the ground. It seemed like a Christmas miracle!
- Christmas Day 2008: It doesn’t get any whiter than this. PDX had 10″ of snow on the ground, downtown Portland had 12″ of snow. Many of us had twice that amount in drifts! Almost an inch of snow fell on this Christmas Day, the most snow EVER recorded at PDX on a December 25th!