33 Pinpoint Weather: The #1 question we get this time of year!

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – After a cold and snowy weekend, expect big fluctuations in temperatures this week. All of the snow should melt by Wednesday.

It’s the #1 question we get this time of year, “Will we have a white Christmas? Most people then follow it up with, “But I want it all gone by Dec. 26!”

On any given year, we have about a 40-50 percent chance for a white Christmas. The further north you go, the higher the probability. Northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota are all but certain to have a white Christmas every year.

Like most things, timing is everything. We have a warming trend this week. It’ll begin to cool down by the end of the weekend, but probably not cold enough for snow to stick.

The timing of the cold air returning is still “up in the air,” so we do have a “snowball’s chance” for light snow to at least coat the roads and lawns by Christmas morning. But, a white Christmas doesn’t look too promising.

The definition of a white Christmas? The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) uses the following, “A snow depth of at least 1 inch observed on Dec. 25.”

Looking for the 7-day forecast? Click here.

33 WYTV provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s