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Much warmer than average this Christmas

No "White Christmas" this year
Posted at 6:52 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 19:53:22-05

If you enjoy seeing some snow on Christmas Day, I’ve got some bad news for you. Many snow lovers will be disappointed as most of us will not see any snow and certainly won’t have a “white Christmas” for the holiday.

Some of us will see some light rain or drizzle early in the morning on Christmas Day. Parts of central and extreme northeastern Nebraska could see a few flurries, but it won’t accumulate to anything. To officially be a “white Christmas,” there needs to be at least an inch of snow on the ground. In Omaha, that happens about one third of the time. The record snowfall on Christmas day was 5.8 inches back in 2009.

Our average high on Christmas in Omaha is 33 degrees. We’ll be well above average this year with highs in the mid 50s. In fact, our record high is 57 degrees set in 1946 and 1936. While our temperatures depend on how the stalled-out front wiggles back and forth through the day, we’ll be close to those record highs! Areas to our south will be even warmer, but temperatures just to our north will struggle to make it to the mid 40s.