Since 1980s, US chances of a white Christmas have melted a bit

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Dreaming of white Christmas this year? Keep dreaming

A white Christmas is going from reality to more of a dream for chunks of the United States.

Analysis of 40 years worth of United States snow measurements shows less of the country now has snow on the ground on Christmas than it did in the 1980s.

But the data is complex and some scientists caution against drawing conclusions about trends and the role of global warming.

Places such as Iowa, much of the Rockies and eastern Washington have lower chances for a white Christmas.

Read more: Snow versus record temps: Record temp in NY today compared to nor’easter of 2020

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