What Are the Chances of a White Christmas This Year?

It depends on where you are, but if you're in Macomb Township for Christmas 2012, it looks like there will be a few snowflakes.

You probably won't need your snow boots, but Macomb Township is due to get at least a few snowflakes this Christmas.

The first major storm of the winter missed Macomb Township, but there is an 80 percent chance that it will snow on Christmas Eve.

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), a "White Christmas" is defined as having at least one inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning.

The National Weather Service predicts less than one inch of snow will accumulate from Monday's showers, but with temperatures hovering in the low 30s, the white stuff should last through Christmas Day, which will be mostly sunny in Macomb Township, with a high near 34 degrees.

Where can you find snow in the Midwest this Christmas? According to the Weather Channel's White Christmas Report, you could find snow:

  • Throughout parts of northern and western Michigan
  • In the Chicago area and parts of northern Illinois and Indiana
  • Throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa
  • Throughout most of the Great Plains states, including North and South Dakota

Where are you guaranteed a white Christmas? The probability for snow on the ground is 100 percent in Marquette, as well as International Falls, MN and Caribou, ME.

Meanwhile, there's a 50 percent or less chance in many of the big cities, including Boston, New York, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Chicago. The largest metro area with the highest probability of snow this Christmas is Minneapolis, MN.


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