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White Christmas; Probably Not

While it is way too early to predict a White Christmas for Carmi and White County, as conditions can change rapidly this time of the year, the Farmer’s Almanac indicates a local white Christmas is probably not going to happen.

But, if you want to guarantee a white Christmas, then you may want to travel to Anchorage, Alaska. Anchorage has had only one snowless Christmas since weather records were kept. That snowless Christmas in Anchorage was in 1934.

Five other cities and their areas are good choices for a white holiday. They are Duluth, Minnesota, Denver, Colorado, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Detroit Michigan and Buffalo, New York. If you plan to travel to Duluth for a white Christmas, take plenty of warm clothes as the temperatures on Christmas Day can range from 0 to 20 below in Duluth. The other cities all have a better than 70 percent chance of snow on the ground Christmas Day.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the Ohio Valley will not have snow on Christmas, but the lower Great Lakes area, including Chicago have a decent chance of snow on the ground during the holiday.


Not interested in a white Christmas…..well there is always south Florida where palm trees take the place of evergreens and shorts and tee-shirts replace down jackets, stocking caps and gloves, and surfboards replace sleds and toboggans.


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