There’s nothing quite as beautiful as New York City under a blanket of white fluffy snow. Sure, the days following the snow are borderline miserable with black slush crowding the sidewalks and the pain of having to shovel it, but there’s no denying the magical feeling of waking up to a snowy white Christmas. Thanks to the Old Farmer’s Almanac we know the odds… but they aren’t too good.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac Christmas Forecast, the Atlantic Corridor, which includes states like New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, will not see a white Christmas. In contrast to our expected snowless Christmas, it predicts that most of the U.S. will see near-to-above normal snow.
In terms of temperature, the Atlantic Corridor is forecasted to experience higher temperatures than normal.
If you’re interested in exploring more of the historical data on year’s NYC had a White Christmas for yourself, WNYC has a handy interactive chart. Check it out:
According to WNYC, NYC gets a white Christmas about every six years.
So though a white Christmas isn’t completely off the table—it’s appearing pretty unlikely. Keep checking back to see if there’s any new update to the forecast!
Also published on Medium.