Fulton faces little chance of white Christmas

NOAA gives central Missouri just 11 to 25 percent chance of snow on ground Dec. 25

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas here in Fulton, you’ll probably have to dream on this year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts very little chance of Callaway County experiencing white stuff on the ground as children wake up to open their presents Wednesday morning.

NOAA’s website, http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov, states that central Missouri’s chances of a white Christmas, which it defines as an inch or more of accumulated snowfall by 6 a.m. Christmas morning, is historically between 11 and 25 percent based on three decades of temperature, precipitation and snowfall averages.

NOAA meteorologist Jim Sieveking said that trend was expected to continue.

“There’s a weak system that might pass through and give us a little chance of snowfall Christmas Eve, so there’s still a chance we might end up with one inch,” Sieveking said, “It’s just a weak upper-level system, it doesn’t have much moisture to work with.”

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