Will It Snow in Shreveport in December?
In just a few days, it will be December and we are a month away from Christmas. What are the chances we will see any snow this year?
If history is any indication, Shreveport Bossier will not likely see any snow in December. Over the past 5 years, we have gotten no snow at all during the month. But that is not the case over time. Typically our area does see some snow in the months of December, January and February.
Shreveport averages 1 inch of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow every year.
The Farmer's Almanac says from November 2020 to October 2021 our winter will be warmer than normal. The coldest days are expected in early and mid-December and January.
So if we do get colder days in December and this is one of the months when we do get snow, what could we expect? The National Weather Service reports we get an average of .1 snowfall days in December which puts our odds pretty low of seeing a white Christmas.
For an entire year, Shreveport gets snow for .8 days and averages up to 1.4 inches of snow. But we must note most of that snow never sticks on the ground because our temperatures are usually not cold enough to see any accumulation.
The stats also show we get measurable snowfall amounts once every other year. The heaviest snowstorm on record in Shreveport Bossier is 11 inches back in December of 1929. That record snow fell on December 21 and 22 and it did leave snow on the ground for Christmas Day.
Some of our snowfall records might amaze you. Shreveport got 7.9 inches of snow on January 19, 1948 which is our single day record. That helped make 1948 a record year for snowfall in Shreveport Bossier. We got 14 inches of snow for that entire year.
How cold are we in December? Our temps range from an average low of just over 38°F and an average high of 58°F.
But we still could see some heat. Our record high for December is 84 which we set in 1955 and again in 2005. Our record low for December was 5 degrees which we set in 1989.