White Christmas?

The recent warmth was a nice break from the cold, but it also melted most of the snow across the region. With Christmas quickly approaching, some snow for the holiday would be welcomed by most.

Currently the long range forecast through Christmas shows several chances for precipitation beginning on Sunday. Temperatures will initially be too warm for snow and most precipitation Monday and Tuesday should fall as rain or drizzle. However, temperatures will fall by mid-week and there is a chance for accumulating snow mainly Tuesday night into Wednesday.  

A "white" Christmas is considered to be an inch of snow on the ground that morning (or falling that day).

Christmas climate statistics for...

For the local area, climatology indicates a "white" Christmas occurs on 7 to 8 years out of every 10.

The last non-white Christmas occurred in 2011. It was a very mild December with highs topping out above 40 that Christmas day. There was no snow on the ground, nor did any fall that day.

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