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Updated Average White Christmas Map in HD!

December 11, 2012; 8:51 AM ET

I blogged last year that NCDC had produced an updated version of the U.S. Average White Christmas Map. This year I am pleased to bring our HD version to you (click to enlarge). Please make sure you are using the new map this season.

RELATED BLOG: Climate Origins of "Dreaming of a White Christmas"

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This new NCDC data covers the climatological period from 1980-2012 instead of 1960-1990, so this is a big update. Last year I talked about some of the changes, and showed a comparison of the old and new maps, and changes in individual cities. This year, we're going to start our "2012 White Christmas" forecast maps later this week -- meanwhile we have an article about this graphic and why some areas are more prone to a white Christmas than others.

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