Baring any major snow storms over the next four days, Sault Ste. Marie is in store for a rare holiday event – a Green Christmas. There’s no major storms on the horizon.
Had the snow squalls from Saturday produced the 20 plus cm that was forecast, it would be another story, even with the rain and milder temperatures this week, it certainly wouldn’t have melted by Christmas Day.
Environment Canada’s official call for a White Christmas means we have to have at least 2cm on the ground at 7am Christmas morning. The Sault picked up 3cm from the snow squalls on Saturday.
Now, that’s not to say we won’t see any snow between now and Christmas morning. Flurries are the call for most of this week along with rain showers and a high of plus 8 on Wednesday. Temperatures do start to decline Christmas Day and into the weekend.
Only a trace of snow is expected for the weekend. We plunge into much colder temperatures the final week of the year into the New Year with off and on snow showers for the first week of the new year.
Looking for a white Christmas in Ontario, Environment Canada says head to Timmins – it appears Timmins will be the only area that is pretty much a lock for a traditional White Christmas, even Vancouver might see snow this year.
By the way, Sault Ste. Marie typically has a 97 percent chance of snow on Christmas Day.