What Are The Chances That You’ll Have A White Christmas Where You Live?

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
Probability Of A White Christmas. Image: NOAA

It doesn’t really feel like Christmas without snow, so this map is an important tool to utilize during this time of year. If you live somewhere with under a 50% chance of having a White Christmas, you might want to start looking at flights to head north for the holidays. Anyone living in the West, New England, or the Midwest has a relatively good chance of experiencing a White Christmas.

Another look at the likelihood of having a White Christmas where you live. Image: NOAA

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) defines a White Christmas as a snow depth of at least 1 inch observed on December 25. Thankfully, this doesn’t mean that it must snow on Christmas. It just means that there must be at least 1 inch of snow on the ground by the time the clock strikes midnight on December 26th.

A cabin buried in Christmas Day snowfall. Image: Shutterstock

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