Christmas Weather Forecast 2020: Will It Be a White Christmas?

Find Out If a Snowy Christmas Is Predicted for Your Area!

December 16, 2020
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Are snowflakes on your wish list? Our cool White Christmas weather tool lets you plug in your location to find out if it will be snowy or rainy or dry. Plus, see the 2020 Christmas weather forecast summary for the U.S. and Canada.

Christmas Weather in the United States

According to our famous long-range predictions, snow is indeed in store for Christmas week in a good part of the U.S., but looming rain threatens to make it a wash elsewhere.

Christmas! ‘Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
–Washington Irving, American writer (1783-1859)

Below are the weather highlights by region. Just click on your region to see more details.

  • In the Northeast, Lower Lakes, Intermountainexpect snow flurries in the days leading up to Christmas, with temperatures trending milder (by winter standards, at least) around the holiday. 
  • If you love snow and more typical winter temperatures and live in the Upper Midwest, High Plains, or Alaska, we have good news for you: we expect the white stuff to blanket the ground for Christmas Day! Fresh flakes may fall in the days before Christmas, or even on the holiday itself, accompanied by cold temps.
  • In the Appalachians, Heartland, and Ohio Valley, snow is likely to mix with rain, making for a holiday that’s more wet than white.
  • Elsewhere in the country, including in the Atlantic Corridor, Southeast, and Deep Southwe’re predicting that Christmas will be shrouded by brief periods of rain and milder weather overall.
  • The Desert Southwest looks like it wants to have the best of both worlds, with snow showers in store for the eastern half of the region and sunny skies in the west.
  • In FloridaTexas-Oklahomaand Hawaii, as well as along the Pacific coast (Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest), sunny, clear skies are on the menu for Christmas Day.

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Christmas Weather in Canada

Into the New Year and Beyond

Will this winter continue to be frigid, or will we saved by an early thaw-out? Read our full 2021 Winter Forecast to see what lies ahead in the new year and beyond!

Or, pick up a copy of our famous little yellow book, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, published since 1792! While you’ll find 12 months of long-range forecasts, weather is only a very small part of what the Almanac is all about! Plus, The 2021 Old Farmer’s Almanac is the perfect stocking stuffer. Start the new year right!

So, are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Let us know in the comments!

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SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS

We got 5-6 inches on Christmas Eve into Christmas. First time is several years!!!

Snow

We do not get near enough snow for my granddaughters to build really good snowmen. Or for snowball fights.
Bring the snow here this winter, please.

white christmas

can you bring rain and snow to lancaster on 24 to 30 for santa claus?

Snow for Christmas

I have always loved the winter snow! As a young child we would sled ride all day.. now as I am much older, I still love to have the snow, but not the cold fridged wind. After fall, winter is my favorite season... everything looks so beautiful and clean right after it snows. Can’t wait for the snow!!

White Christmas

I am from Philadelphia and have had my share of the white Christmas stuff. When I was younger, I would say whooo-hoo! White Christmas! Now that I am just a bit elderly, no-no! Now I live in southern California and Really get ticked off at just the mention of the s word. Of course, I like to see the pretty pictures on TV, as long as it it somewhere else. So. . . as you age, you'll find the same thing I'm sure. I do have memories of course, and am happy with that.

White Christmas

Yes! Peaceful and cleansing. Let it snow! Bring it Lord!

Dreaming of a white Christmas!

Always!!!