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Christmas Weather in Indianapolis

What Weather Should You Expect During the Holidays?

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Historically, Christmas day is cold in the Indianapolis area. For a detailed weather report of current weather, visit local weatherman, Paul Poteet's website.

Normal Temperatures in Indianapolis on December 25

Average high temperature: 36°F
Average low temperature: 22°F

Hottest Temperatures in Indianapolis on Christmas Day

The hottest Christmas Day on record was over 135 years ago! Back in 1877, the temperature was a very warm 57°F.

Lowest Temperatures in Indianapolis on Christmas Day

The coldest December 25 on record was in 1983 when temperatures sunk down to a chilly -9.5°F. Talk about a cold Christmas!

Wettest Christmas in Indianapolis

In 2005, Christmas Day was a wet one with 1.36 inches of precipitation and way back in 1909, it was the whitest Christmas on record with 5.9 inches of snow! In 1990, Indianapolis had the wettest December on record. That year, the area received 7.72 inches of precipitation. The most snow in December was back in 1973 when the area received 27.5 inches of snow during the month.

Official Indianapolis temperatures are obtained at Indianapolis International Airport. If you live in the Greater Indianapolis Area, your temperatures may vary a few degrees one way or another from the official temperature.

The data included here was obtained from the National Weather Service from records between 1987 and 2010. Past data on weather does not predict what the weather will be like in the future.

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