Historical Chances for a White Christmas?
"Will we have a white Christmas?" It is one of the big questions asked every holiday season. The graphics and table below were created from historical data from NOAA'S National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). It reflects the chance, or probability, of a white Christmas based on data from past years. A white Christmas is defined as having 1 inch or more of snow on the ground Christmas morning. The graphics provide a general sense of the likelihood of a white Christmas over the entire county and the Midwest. They are based on the full period of record for a station, which in some cases could extend as far back as the 1800s. For a specific location in eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois, or extreme northeast Missouri, refer to the table. The table is based only on data from 1981-2010. Thus, there may be slight differences between what the graphic depicts and the probability for a specific city or town. For more information, Click HERE.