White Christmas

The odds of a white Christmas in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota varies quite a bit.  Northeastern North Dakota outside of the Red River Valley may see a brown Christmas once every 15 years or so.  The Red River Valley through North Central North Dakota the odds are more in the 80 to 90% chance of snow on the ground for Santa Claus.  That percentage slowly drops until you reach the far southwestern corner of the state where the odds of a White Christmas drops to just over 50%.  This year there will be a white Christmas for all of us and the way it looks now many parts of the region may be recording quite a bit more.