Dreaming of a white Christmas? Sorry, probably not this year!

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No matter your stance on snow, most people seem to agree that having a snowy Christmas just seems to be right.

But what are the chances of having a white Christmas in New Jersey this year? Unfortunately not very good.

The National Weather Service says that there is only about a 10 percent chance of seeing an inch or more of snow on the ground come Christmas morning in any given year.

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News 12 New Jersey Meteorologist Justin Godynick says that for New Jersey to see a snowy Christmas this year, an area of low pressure would need to track along the state coastline and draw colder air in on a northeast wind. This is the setup for a Nor’easter.

The American Global Forecast System models show a quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with no snow. But the European models show rain with possibly some snow in northern New Jersey on Christmas Eve. However a forecast of eight or more days out has an accuracy of less than 50 percent.

So for now, it’s looking like it will be a snow-free Christmas in the Garden State.

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