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Will St. Louisans Get A White Christmas?

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Those longing for a white Christmas may have to leave St. Louis next weekend to find one.

Meteorologist Mark Britt with the National Weather Service office in Weldon Spring says its unlikely there will be any snow here on December 25th.

But, he says it hasn’t been too long since we did, “The most-recent white Christmas was last year. On that day we saw three-tenths of an inch snowfall and had three inches on the ground.”

Britt says it’s about a “once every four years” occurrence in St. Louis.

Where should you go to find a white Christmas in 2011? Britt says, “Certainly if you go to the Rockies or up north around the Great Lakes–there is snow on the ground currently around northern Illinois and up into Wisconsin and Michigan.”

The National Weather Service’s St. Louis office has a local Christmas Climatology page on its website. Click here to see it. 

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