Christmas is only less than two days away! We have a final graphic highlighting your chances for a white Christmas this year. Remember, a white Christmas is defined as having at least one inch of snow on the ground at 7AM on Christmas morning. That’s what our map shows below.


The Northwest, intermountain West, portions of the Northern and Central Plains, Great Lakes, and interior Northeast are all likely going to have a white Christmas this year. A deep snowpack is already in place across the West and in much of the Great Lakes regions. A general swath of snow will move through the Central Plains and Ohio Valley Saturday into Sunday, which is perfect timing allowing you to have a white Christmas. Also a snowstorm is set to impact much of the Northeast on the night of Christmas Eve into Christmas Day itself. Therefore, snow is likely just away from the coast. At the immediate coast from Boston through New York, however, we think snow will fall but later in the day on Christmas. Even though it may not fit the definition of a white Christmas, we still think you will get up to two inches of snow by the end of the day on Monday.


Now where a white Christmas is possible, that includes the coast from New York City through Boston because snow is expected but after Christmas morning. Also the Washington coast and southeastern Washington may experience a white Christmas. Snow is actually possible in this area, including Seattle, Sunday into Monday with totals up to half a foot expected.


Jackson is Head of Content and Social Media at WeatherOptics. He is currently a student at the University of Miami, studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Dill produces forecast articles for the website and helps to manage the content schedule. He has also led the growth of WeatherOptics’ social media accounts, working to keep them aligned with the company’s evolving vision.

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