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Is a Texas White Christmas Possible? Check the Forecast

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It could be considered a gift because you’ve been good all year, or it could be looked at as a curse (if you can’t stand icy, cold conditions), but the possibility that parts of Texas may have a white Christmas always has potential – even if, historically, that hasn’t been the case. A look at the National Weather Service White Christmas Climatology detail indicates that, in the past, there’s been a little-to-no probability of such an occurrence taking shape. Further north, into the Panhandle, the likelihood is a little greater but only slight.

With respect to the potential for a white Christmas in Texas, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram had previously quoted a National Weather Service meteorologist saying, “What we can say is we can’t rule it out at this point. We still think there’s a greater likelihood of a cold and dry Christmas but the models are saying there’s a 15 to 20 percent of a winter storm. That’s a pretty high number for 10 days out.”

Additionally, some forecast models had said that the Texas Hill Country was headed for a winter storm of sorts beginning on December 23, bringing the possibility of snow and sleet. However, recent updates indicate that the possibility of precipitation towards the holiday is zero. In fact, the last time that a white Christmas occurred in this area, in particular, was in 2012 when DFW received three inches of the white stuff. Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?