What are the odds we’ll see a White Christmas this year?

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by Danielle Grant & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 8:08 PM

SPOKANE -- Most people dream of a White Christmas, but what are the odds of it actually happening in the Inland Northwest?

Technically, a White Christmas means there’s at least an inch of snow on the ground Christmas morning.

In Spokane, there’s a 57% possibility of waking up to a blanket of snow. In Republic, Washington, there’s a 95% chance of snow on the ground. Colville and Sandpoint see snow approximately three-quarters of the time. Chances are slim in Lewiston, there’s only a 10% probability of a White Christmas.
 
The odds of snowflakes flying on Christmas Day aren’t as bright? According to climatology, there’s a 34-percent chance of snowfall in Spokane on December 25. In Bonners Ferry and Kellogg, there’s a 23% and 22% possibility of seeing the snow stack up. Omak is one of the least likely spots to watch the flakes fall on Christmas, with a 10% chance.

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