It’s beginning to get close to Christmas but will you get a “white” one?
It doesn’t matter if you live in the north or the south, the east or the west, traditionally speaking, Christmas images are filled with snow.
With only a couple of weeks left until 2020 goes away forever and we can hit a reset button, we first must navigate the Christmas holiday season and that is only a week away. For many families, the hunt for a “White Christmas” is as important as Xmas itself.
My kids are 2, 9, 11, and 17 and the two-year-old has never seen snow. The middle kids have seen one day of light snow covering and some flurries in their life. The 17-year-old has seen it plenty of time but not in the last 11 years. That is the problem with living down south. It simply doesn’t snow, not usually.
I’m in North Carolina so finding snow around the holidays can be a little easier considering the mountains are a short 2-hour drive to the west but where in the country will you find snow?
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A “White Christmas” is defined as snowfall on Christmas Day that measures at least 1″ of ground cover. Weather channels and websites are issuing their predictions so we wanted to pass along where you may find the best chances for that elusive WC.
This year, don’t expect any Christmas miracles if you are in the southern half of the states. You can literally draw a straight line from the lower Tennessee border to Los Angeles and if you fall below that line, forget it. Most of the midwestern states that include Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, will not see any chances for snow this year.
Eastern United States
The best chances for snow will be eastern Tennessee and the extreme western NC in the mountains. That bubble of snow potential gets better the further north you go and up into the far eastern states of Maine, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Eastern Virginia, Washington, DC, and the coastal communities up to Rhode Island will not likely see snow.
West Virginia, the Ohio Valley, and west into Chicago and along the Great Lakes should see potential snowfall.
Middle Western states.
Most of the snow potential will fall in Minnesota and the Dakotas as well as Wisconsin. The further towards the Canadian border you go, the better the chances. Most of the states south of the Dakota’s and with the exception of northern Missouri will not likely see snowfall.
From Colorado north to Montana there is solid potential for snow as well as in northern Nevada and northwestern California, again in the upper mountainous areas. Idaho has a great chance of snow as does part of Washington state.
For the rest of the country, it will probably be cold and rain is possible but if we are hoping for a surprise morning of snow falling outside our window, we will have to wait another year.