December 25 is just around the corner, and most people are hoping for a White Christmas. But will your hometown be among those snow-laden? Take a look at this map, released by NOAA and the National Climatic Data Center, for the probability of a snowy Christmas across the country.
While this map is a prediction, it’s not a forecast. Weather can only be predicted a few days in advance. Instead, this map shows the chances of snow in 2012 based on historical snowfall frequency, and averaging weather records over a thirty year period.
Even so, a White Christmas is all but certain in a few cities. We’re talking about you, Minneapolis, Minn., Green Bay, Wis., and Buffalo, N.Y.
Does the map show your city having a White Christmas?