Are you dreaming of a White Christmas this year?

By Aric Jenkins
December 20, 2017
michel Setboun / Contributor  

As the holiday tunes start playing, Americans across the coasts and the Midwest inevitably start to dream of a white Christmas.

Some can shut their eyes on Christmas Eve knowing that they’re all but guaranteed to wake to a snowy Christmas Day. Take, for example, the residents of Crested Butte, Colorado, which has a 99% historical probability of having at least 1 inch of snow on Dec. 25, according to CNN.

But for the rest of us, the question lingers: Will it snow on Christmas?

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you may be in luck if you live in Billings, Montana or parts of New England. Both the American and European weather models predict snow for the regions, CNN reports.

Other places are more of a toss-up. In the American model, Denver looks set to be clear of flakes on Christmas morning. But in the European model, the map shows a large patch of blue representing snow hovering just outside the city.

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In the Weather Channel's model, Denver receives snow, as well Minneapolis and possibly Chicago.

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But the severity of the Northeast’s snowfall varies. CNN's American model predicts Vermont, Connecticut and a sizeable portion of Massachusetts will be mostly spared, with Boston possibly receiving some flakes. But the European model has the virtually all of New England covered in blue, with the snow extending well across New York state and most of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

In the Pacific Northwest, the Weather Channel and both of CNN models agree that Washington state will receive some on Christmas, but Seattle and Portland only look likely to receive rain with temperatures remaining above freezing, according to the projections.

As for the South — despite some uncharacteristic snow in Atlanta and Austin earlier this year, the region will probably have to settle for a snowless Christmas. But, as CNN notes, it’s still early. We’ll update the story if projections change ahead of Christmas Day.

This story originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.

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