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White Christmas This Year?

KSAL StaffDecember 18, 2022

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas in Central Kansas this year, you may have to just keep on dreaming.

A white Christmas in Central Kansas is rare. This year, it’s not likely but there is a chance of a white Christmas.

According to the National Weather Service, after a seasonal start to the week, arctic air will blast southward across Kansas for Wednesday night and remain over the area through Friday. Very dangerous wind chills of -10 to -30 degrees below zero will impact the entire area through this period.

There is a chance for  a winter storm with accumulating snow late on Wednesday into Thursday,  The outlook then for Friday through  Christmas Day Sunday looks dry and very cold.  This outlook could change, though, as the developing storm system moves across the country and could change paths.

For official records a white Christmas is defined as 1 inch or more of snow on the ground. It can either fall on Christmas day, or have been on the ground from a previous storm.

 

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