1For some people, snowflakes falling from the sky on Christmas may actually
satisfy your requirement of a white Christmas. However, did you know the
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has actually come up with a standard
definition that the forecast map above is based on? A white Christmas is
defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning. No
snow actually has to fall on Christmas Day.
Areas shaded white on the map above are most likely to see a white Christmas
. A white Christmas is possible in the light gray shadings and there is a
slight chance in the dark gray shadings.
It's no secret that snowfall so far this month has been rather scant east of
the Rockies. This means the chances of a large amount of territory seeing a
white Christmas are not high right now. Your best bet is to head for a ski
resort in the Rockies!