For reasons I have never been able to understand, so many people like ice. As the Christmas holiday approaches next week, millions of Americans may wonder if Christmas is a fashionable Christmas in the near future. Despite the continuing popularity of that ping-crosped phrase, White Christmas is relatively rare to none in most parts of the country. One assumes that this situation has not been helped by climate change.
However, if you're interested in whether you wake up under a snow cover on December 25th or if your area is usually exposed to white things on Christmas, I've compiled some maps to help you. If you love me and prefer clean sidewalks and dry socks, you can also use these maps to see where you can stay in a hay-free life. In either case, enjoy your vacation!
- Weather Channel It has a dedicated Christmas White page with radar maps and snow forecasts. (This network is defined as at least one inch of snow). Now, the best opportunities are in the Northwest Pacific and northern New England, which are currently covered by snow. Search for maps here.
- And NOAA The National Environmental Information Centers (NICCs) have a very cool resource for ice lovers who want to know if their area is historically vulnerable to White Christmas. Using climate record data from 1981 to 2010, the NOAA interactive map allows you to zoom in on your exact location and learn the historical potential of at least one inch of snow on Christmas. Just looked at the Manhattan data, and we seem to have a 11% chance here. The entire map is color-coded so you can see areas that usually have a snowy cover, and which are not covered at all. Find the map here.