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Our way-too-early Christmas forecast says we could see a white Christmas

Posted at 11:34 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 11:34:55-05

CLEVELAND — If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, there’s a chance your dream will come true.

Technically, 1 inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning is considered a white Christmas, and there's a chance that could happen.

Power of 5 meteorologist Trent Magill said it doesn’t necessarily need to be snowing on Christmas Day to count. Snow from earlier in the week still on the ground counts as a white Christmas.

Over the past couple of years, we were less than 50% likely to have a white Christmas,

The most snow we’ve ever received on Dec. 25 was 10.2 inches in 2002. The most snow we’ve ever had on the ground for Christmas is 13 inches, reached in both 1995 and 2004.

A white Christmas is no guarantee in Cleveland.

We’ve had four since 2004:

  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2017

RELATED: The record for most snow on Christmas in Cleveland was set relatively recently

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