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Your Christmas Weather Forecast Is Here Thanks To The Old Farmer's Almanac

Kelly O'Sullivan
Photo credit: Hugh Whitaker

From Women's Health

Winter weather may be a disaster for holiday travel, but there's still something magical about waking up on December 25 and seeing a fresh blanket of powder covering the ground.

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you might be in luck: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts that several parts of the United States will get snow this year.


According to the publication's famous long-range predictions, people living in the Northeast can expect "a snowy, picturesque Christmas Day." It's also likely that states in the Lower Lakes, Upper Midwest, Heartland, High Plains, and Intermountain region will have a white Christmas.

These fresh flakes are forecasted to fall in the days just before the holiday, in alignment with the Almanac's prediction that the U.S. will experience a "snow-verload" this winter.

"The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac is calling for frequent snow events—from flurries to no fewer than seven big snowstorms from coast to coast," explains a press release for the annual extended forecast.

Photo credit: Hugh Whitaker

However, those snowstorms aren't all going to arrive on Christmas. Some parts of the country, like the Appalachians and Ohio Valley, will experience weather that's more wet than white. It's also predicted to rain in parts of Florida, the Southeast, and along the Pacific coast.

The Old Farmer's Almanac was 80.5% accurate in predicting last year's crazy winter weather, so you might want to pair some snow boots with your family's matching Christmas pajamas this year.

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