It's undoubtedly one of the biggest questions asked every holiday season...will we have a White Christmas? Somehow waking up to the fluffy white stuff on Christmas morning seems to make everything more magical. So how is 2023 looking for having a winter wonderland?

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First, we need to establish what is considered a white Christmas, and believe it or not, there is an actual total needed.  According to the National Weather Service, just a dusting on the ground won't cut it. To be a true white Christmas in the U.S., there needs to be at least an inch of snow on the ground.

Will Michigan Have a White Christmas?

Considering where Michigan is located in the country, the chances could be considered pretty high, especially in the northern counties and the Upper Penisula. In fact, Marquette, Michigan, just ranked #4 on the Top 10 U.S. Spots for a White Christmas in 2023 with an 88.2% chance of a blanket of the white stuff on December 25.

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Historically, there's a pretty good chance we will see at least an inch in most of the Mitten state based on historical data provided by the NOAA.

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If you want to rely on some old-school weather predictions, The Old Farmer's Almanac said we can count on a smooth fluffy landing for Santa's sleigh.

"Northern Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Michigan, and Wisconsin can practically guarantee a blanket of snow on Christmas Day since snow begins falling earlier in the month and these northern areas have freezing temperatures to avoid snow melt.  In Minneapolis, it’s an 80% chance. Over northern Michigan and especially the Upper Peninsula, as well as northern Minnesota, 3 out of every 4 years on average feature a white Christmas. Even greater odds exist over northern North Dakota", they said.

Truth be told, we really won't have an accurate prediction until about a week out because as you know, if you don't like the weather in Michigan, just wait a minute. We all know Santa can navigate the sleigh with or without a snowy landing, but let's just cross our fingers for a nice coating of snow just to make the trip a little smoother for the Big Guy.

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