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Weather Blog: White Christmas chances

It's too far out to know if we'll actually see one this year, but historically we have a decent chance. The National Centers for Environmental Information is who compiles the map.

Posted: Dec 12, 2019 8:21 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 10:03 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Wishing for a white Christmas this year?

It's too far out to know if we'll actually see one this year, but historically we've had a decent chance.

The official definition of a white Christmas is when there's at least one inch of snow on the ground Christmas day.

It does not account for snow that may fall on Christmas day.

The National Centers for Environmental Information is who compiles this map

It's based on the climate normal from 1981 to 2010.

All climate based information is a compilation of the last 30 year data set.

Spots closer to Lake Michigan have a higher chance of seeing a white Christmas, with a likelihood of 40 to 50%.

Here, in Fort Wayne, we only have a 25 to 40% chance of seeing a white Christmas.

As we get closer to Christmas, you can find out more forecast information over on the weather page.

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