Dreaming Of A White Christmas?

The Odds Are Not In Our Favor
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For some, a blanket of snow on the ground for Christmas Day is the ultimate treat for the holiday. Unfortunately, for Southern New England, the chances of having that snow on the ground for Christmas is quite low.

Big Crosby’s White Christmas, the perfect setting, Vermont in December. In New England, the chances for a white Christmas go up significantly the more North you are willing to travel. Northern Vermont and northern New Hampshire and much of Maine (away from the immediate coast) have a high likelihood of snow on the ground, therefore, a white Christmas.

For our area, Providence has about a 30% chance of a white Christmas. Even less of a chance for locations closer to the coast, but higher for Northern and Northwest Rhode Island…closer to 45%.White Christmas 1607436346892 (2)

The definition of a white Christmas is to have at least 1″ of snow on the ground for Christmas Day. Honestly, it may define as white Christmas with so on the ground, but snow falling from the sky would be so much better! The chance for that to happen, is even less.

Where to go in the U.S. for a White Christmas? Minneapolis, Denver, Milwaukee, Detroit and Buffalo would be the top 5. The chance of a white Christmas for all 5 locations is nearly 100%.

Now not all of us want to pack up and head to Milwaukee for Christmas, but a short drive locally can help bring a festive Christmas Day to you! The Berkshires in Western Mass always can a be breathtaking backdrop for Christmas. Not a far drive and the chances for a white Christmas rise to nearly 70%! Upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire not only provide a high chance for a white Christmas, but images from a Christmas card with such a beautiful backdrop covered with snow.

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The forecast for our area this Christmas is not boding well for a snowy landscape with mild temps, heavy rain and strong winds in the forecast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Much of the snow we have on the ground from our last storm will melt away. We do have colder temperatures expected to arrive Christmas evening, 50s in the morning fall into the 20s by night, but most of the precipitation will have ended by then. A brief period of snow may mix with rain before ending, little or no accumulation is expected.

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