‘White Christmas’ Possible in Several States This Year, Forecasters Say


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the Weather Channel’s latest white Christmas forecast. Depending on where you live, that wish just might come true.

As the Weather Channel puts it, a “white Christmas” is defined by at least one inch of snow on the ground by Christmas morning. (Note: Forecasters say that it does not necessarily need to snow on Christmas day itself for it to be considered “white,” as long as there is a snow cover already there.) Every year, the western mountain regions and the northernmost parts of the United States are the most likely areas for a white Christmas every year. But like many years past, these aren’t the only places that might be blessed with a few extra flakes.

See for yourself:

As you can see, quite a few states will likely see the type of Christmas that Bing Crosby always sang about. Several other states have a possible chance of this gorgeous view, too. Stretching from east to west, there’s a lot of white and blue on that map. Considering how festive a white Christmas can be, this is exactly what we like to see this time of year.

It’s worth keeping in mind that the forecast could change as Christmas gets closer, but it’s nice to have a good idea of which places are most likely to be seeing white. We’re sure it’ll be much clearer in the coming days what all these states in question can realistically expect for the holiday season. Fingers crossed that even more places have a magical snow day!

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