What percentage of the world has a white Christmas?
As of Saturday, about 29 percent of the nation has snow cover compared to a more typical value of 37 percent.
Are white Christmases less common?
In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says that many states in the U.S. have a less than a 25% chance of a white Christmas in any given year.
Why are white Christmases so rare?
Because Christmas occurs during the summer in the Southern Hemisphere, white Christmases are especially rare events there, apart from Antarctica, which is generally uninhabited. A white Christmas elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere is approximately equivalent to having snow in the Northern Hemisphere on 25 June.
Where is a white Christmas?
For the best chance of seeing a White Christmas, travelers should head to places like Alaska, Minnesota, Maine, upstate New York, the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and “practically anywhere in Idaho.”
Where did the idea of a white Christmas come from?
Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” was first heard on a radio show sponsored by the Kraft Company on Christmas Day, 1941. Bing Crosby and Kraft Music Hall mainly appealed to young people – the average listener age was 21 – so it’s possible that the younger generation embraced “White Christmas” first.
What States has a white Christmas?
Other states with reported White Christmases include Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico, according to the NWS.
Where does it snow the most in December?
“Most of Idaho, Minnesota, Maine, upstate New York, the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and, of course, the Rockies and the Sierra Nevada Mountains all have a high probability of seeing a white Christmas,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Where does it snow every Christmas?
Minneapolis takes the number one spot on our list with a 77 percent likelihood of having at least an inch of snow on the ground for the Christmas holiday. The city’s December snowfall average is 11.5 inches and the snowiest Christmas on record occurred in 1945 with a snowfall total of 9.6 inches.