Here’s the million dollar question this time of the year. Will we have a White Christmas?
Some people will! Obviously haha but what exactly defines a White Christmas?
An inch of snow at 7AM on Christmas day is what the NWS defines as a White Christmas. I think it could be defined as snow falling on Christmas day but that’s just me.
Let’s talk about White Christmas chances on a normal year.
But really – this is just a normal. We all know it takes one random storm to change all of this. Let’s take a look at the EURO on Christmas day:
For the sake of showing uncertainty with this I want to show the GFS model as well:
Now for GFS snow coverage on Christmas day:
Moral of the story – there’s decent chances for a White Christmas in numerous locations. The further north you are or the further up in elevation you are, you have the better chance of seeing snow on Christmas but you don’t need me to tell you that.
Something interesting to watch post-Christmas is a developing storm from the West. The system that the EURO and GFS picked up on for Christmas day would be the storm to watch for the end of next week.
The GFS shows something very similar to the EURO:
We’ll have to watch this one closely for some big disruptions travel wise just before the New Year.
That’s all for now! Hopefully you get the Christmas weather you want!
~Rain or Shine
I’m Andy Stein