NOAA: Chances slim for white Christmas in South Carolina

cwinston@thestate.comDecember 11, 2013 

If you're looking for a white Christmas in South Carolina, you'll want to make travel plans.

According to a NOAA weather map, using historical data from the past 30 years, the chance of seeing more than 1 inch of snowfall are slim — and none. The chances are under 10 percent, in fact.

The Midlands just missed a White Christmas in 2010, with nearly two inches of snow fell on Dec. 26 at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The past two Christmas Days have seen precipitation fall at the airport, but with temperatures in the 50s, no snowfall.

While the chances are low for a snowy holiday here, if you're willing to make a trip to the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia, your chances will go up slightly. And if you're really interested in seeing snowfall on Dec. 25, you'll want to get to the Rockies, upper Midwest or the Northeast.

Are you traveling for the holidays? Are you hoping to see a white Christmas where you're heading?

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