WASHINGTON — A white Christmas with snow-covered grass, trees and roofs -- it's a magical wish boys, girls and some adults have every year. In D.C., this year the odds are NOT in our favor, but it doesn't mean it can't happen.
What Are The Odds?
For a white Christmas, there must be at least 1 inch of snow on the ground. On average, only about 10% of Christmases in D.C.have 1 inch or more of snow on the ground. The last year with snow on the ground in D.C. was 10 years ago in 2009. Even more rare in recent years, it hasn't snowed on Christmas Day in D.C. since 2002, 17 years ago.
Early Outlook: Christmas 2019
For it to be a white Christmas -- it doesn't have to snow on Christmas Day itself, it can snow a day or a few days beforehand as long as it's cold enough to limit the snow melting altogether. Unfortunately, the ingredients will not come together for us in D.C. this year.
Our forecast has chilly temps but DRY weather. For now, it doesn't look like we'll get snow in the days leading up to Christmas in D.C. either.
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