Christmas Day is almost here and a lot of folks are asking about the possibilities for a White Christmas. A White Christmas looks unlikely for our part of the world this year. In fact a White Christmas is very rare for our part of North Carolina.
The last White Christmas for Raleigh was in 1966 when there was an inch of snow on the ground from a previous snowfall. Since 1948, no more than a trace of snow has fallen on Christmas Day in Raleigh.
The Triad had its last White Christmas in 1969 when 1.1" of snow was reported in Greensboro.
Southeastern North Carolina has experienced a more recent White Christmas than the Triangle or the Triad. Some folks may remember the record breaking snowfall just before Christmas Day 1989. That storm produced over a foot of snow for Wilmington. On Christmas Day 1989, there was still 13" of snow on the ground in Wilmington and 2" in Fayetteville.
You can find more information on Christmas Day climate across North Carolina from the State Climate Office of North Carolina. Check out these links --