A lot of the north will maintain onto some outdated snow whereas leftover snow showers and lake-effect might carry flurries to the Nice Lakes for Christmas Day.
(This forecast can be high-quality tuned: newest replace Dec 17th)
Who needs a white Christmas? Technically for record-keeping functions, a white Christmas requires a minimum of 1 inch of snowfall remaining on the bottom, whether or not it is from a earlier snow or Christmas Day snowfall.
Listed below are the possibilities for a white Christmas throughout the US. We have cut up possibilities into 2 classes: outdated snow and new snow.
Many of the nation can be dry by Christmas Day with numerous chilly air spilling in from Canada. You may thank a robust chilly entrance on Christmas Eve for that. There could also be some leftover snow showers from that chilly entrance, together with lake-effect snow, for the Nice Lakes and probably Appalachians.
As a pointy chilly entrance swings via a day or two earlier than Christmas, a transition from rain to snow can be doable. Leftover scattered snow showers can be doable lingering into Christmas Day which can make some people’ landscapes white, particularly in typical snowbelt areas for all 5 Nice Lakes.
The middle of the upper-level low could possibly attain parts of Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It is exhausting to say whether or not will probably be a white Christmas in these areas, particularly with heat floor temperatures, however there’s a respectable probability for snow flurries within the air on Christmas Day, which is uncommon for a few of these southern states.
After a big snowstorm the week earlier than, primarily inland areas of the northeast ought to be capable to maintain onto a pair inches of “outdated snow” for a white Christmas.
After just a few rounds of some gentle snow the times earlier than Christmas, chilly air ought to hold the bottom white in North Dakota, and elements of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Christmas Day appears to be like dry (aside from the Cascades in Washington) however increased elevations ought to be capable to stay white with current snow packs.
Here’s a nearer search for Ohio. For the newest forecast, faucet HERE.