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 COO and Head of Content and Strategy of WeatherOptics. He also designed his own website and created the local company, Jackson's Weather. He has been forecasting the weather for southwestern Connecticut since March of 2015. He is currently a senior in high school and will major in Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami in Fall 2018.

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