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White Christmas in Mississippi this year? Don’t rule it out

Several models are starting to agree: parts of Mississippi have a reasonable likelihood for a White Christmas.

The GFS and European model both suggest the possibility of snow. Frigid temperatures are also a possibility.

Historically speaking, snow on the ground for Christmas is a rare occurrence.

Christmas in Mississippi is typically associated with warm weather and green leaves on the trees, but there is a small chance of a white Christmas in the state.

The chance of a white Christmas in Mississippi is low, as the state has a subtropical climate with mild winters. Snow is a rare occurrence in most parts of the state, with the exception of the northernmost areas near Tennessee.

According to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average likelihood of a white Christmas in Mississippi is less than 5%. This means that there is only a small chance that there will be snow on the ground on December 25th.

The last time Mississippi experienced a white Christmas was in 2010, when a rare winter storm brought snow and ice to parts of the state. Prior to that, the last white Christmas in Mississippi was in 1992.

Despite the low likelihood of a white Christmas in Mississippi, the state does receive some snowfall each year. The northernmost parts of the state, such as Tupelo and Oxford, typically receive the most snow, with an average of 2-3 inches per year.

Overall, while a white Christmas in Mississippi is a rare occurrence, it is not impossible. Those hoping for a winter wonderland on December 25th may have to travel to the northern parts of the state or wait for a rare winter storm to hit.

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