ITHACA, N.Y. (CBS/AP) — Climate experts at Cornell University have made their annual predictions about the probability of a white Christmas, while noting that December is shaping up as the 12th month in a row of above-normal temperatures in the Northeast.
Pinkham Notch, N.H., tops the list from the Northeast Regional Climate Center with a 95 percent probability of an inch or more of snow on the ground on Dec. 25.
New York City gets a 12 percent chance of a white Christmas.
Cornell Climatologist Jessica Rennells said Wednesday the predictions are based on a 50-year average.
With above-normal temperatures expected to continue in the Northeast for the next week or two, Rennells says the real odds of a snowy holiday are likely lower than the long-term trend would suggest.
Here is the probability of one inch of snow or more on the ground on December 25th for the following New England cities and towns:
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WBZ NewsRadio’s Mary Blake talks to Keith Eggelston at the Northeast Regional Climate Center
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