What's the highest snow total ever in Phoenix?

Posted at 2:06 PM, Dec 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-24 17:34:43-05

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas in Phoenix? Well, keep dreaming.

Snow isn’t unheard of in metro Phoenix, but our snow totals are nowhere near what our friends in northern Arizona see each year.

The greatest amount of snow ever recorded at the official reporting station in Phoenix was 1.0 inch on Jan. 20 1933, and on Jan. 21-22 1937, according to the National Weather Service.

Since then, "metro Phoenix" has expanded farther north to higher elevations where snow is more common, but measurable snow at an official reporting station is rare.

The most recent snow of significance was 1998 where .22 inches of precipitation was measured at Phoenix Sky Harbor, but only a trace of snow. More accumulation was reported in the northwest Valley.

Watch the video above for more Phoenix snow facts