December 13, 2023

These Are the U.S. Cities Most Likely to Have a White Christmas

There's 100% chance of snow on the ground in Fairbanks, Alaska

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You may want to start driving.

Rental car company Sixt analyzed weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to predict which U.S. cities are most likely to see snow on Christmas Day, December 25. Just in case, you know, you want to pack up and drive to a snowy destination for a dreamy Christmas.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most likely U.S. city to see a white Christmas is Fairbanks, Alaska, which has a 100% chance of snow on the ground for Christmas Day. Seeing, however, is relative, as Fairbanks only gets about 5 hours of daylight at this time of year.

The second most likely city to see a white Christmas is Duluth, Minnesota, with a 92.2% chance of seeing snow. With average lows around 11 degrees in December, Duluth will certainly be freezing by Christmas if not covered in snow.

The next most likely cities to see a white Christmas are Bozeman, Montana with a 91.1% chance, followed by Marquette, Michigan (88.2%), Caribou, Maine (87.2%), Idaho Falls, Idaho (80.1%), Fargo, North Dakota (77.6%), Eau Claire, Wisconsin (72.3%) and Burlington, Vermont (62.3%).

With a reported 224% increase in Google searches for "white Christmas" throughout the nation in the last month, it's clear Americans are looking for a snowy season. However, it may take a little bit of polar endurance, and a road trip, to find it.

Copyright 2023 Time Out Group Plc. All rights reserved. From By Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner.

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