CLEVELAND - Will we have a White Christmas this year? That's the age old question everyone likes to ask before the big holiday.
But based on science, the National Climate Data Center updated their historical map this year that shows the climatological probabilities of a white Christmas across the entire nation.
The Probability of a White Christmas map, now based on the most recent 1981–2010 climate normals, shows the climatological probability (in percent) that a snow depth of at least 1 inch will be observed on December 25. The highest probabilities are in northern and mountainous areas of the country.
The actual conditions this year may vary widely from these probabilities because the weather patterns present will determine the snow on the ground or snowfall on Christmas day. These probabilities are useful as a guide only to show where snow on the ground is more likely.
You can download and print out the map using the link at the bottom of the document.