If you are dreaming of a white Christmas this year then you might like to check out this interactive map from NOAA. NOAA’s White Christmas map uses historical weather data to provide a prediction of the chance of experiencing at least 1 inch of snow at your location on Christmas Day. The whiter the map at your location then the more chance there is of having a white Christmas.
NOAA’s odds of a white Christmas are based on the last three decades of snow records. If you want to know your chances of snow on Christmas Day based on the current forecast then you can refer to Accuweather’s long range weather forecast. What are your chances of experiencing a white Christmas this year? predicts the odds of a white Christmas for all regions of the United States based on the latest forecast. According to Accuweather the best chances of a white Christmas this year are “in the West and at higher elevations”.
If you want to know when the first snow of the year is most likely to fall then you can refer to NOAA’s handy interactive First Snow Map, which provides a nationwide guide to when you can expect to get the first snow of the winter. The map shows the date at your location when the chance of snow is at least 50%, based on historical weather records.