What are the chances of a white Christmas across eastern North Dakota and northwest through west central Minnesota in any year? The graphic below shows that most of our area has at least a 75 percent chance of a white Christmas with a 90 percent or better chance for most of northwest Minnesota.
The table below shows some interesting information on two locations in our region for the past 60 winters (1948-2008).
What are the chances for a white Christmas this year? The current forecast calls for light snow on and off the next few days, with temperatures remaining below freezing into the middle of the month. Based on the long range outlooks and climatology, the odds favor a White Christmas in the Red River Valley and Lakes Region this year.