Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Snow Joke: St. Louis Has an above Normal Chance for a White Christmas This Year

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Snow Joke: St. Louis Has an above Normal Chance for a White Christmas This Year

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ST. LOUIS * Projected weather patterns are keeping dreams of a white Christmas in the St. Louis area alive this year.

Expected low temperatures and above-average precipitation in Missouri and Illinois mean there is a higher chance of snow on the ground for the holiday, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jayson Gosselin.

But don't get too excited.

"That combination can come in many forms," Gosselin said. "It could be anything from a cold rain, to sleet or snow."

Still, the very cold air moving across the Midwest mixed with an active storm track expected to hit about Dec. 22 to Dec. 25 significantly increases the chances of snowfall.

The National Weather Service suggests checking back for a more detailed Christmas forecast seven days in advance, on Dec. …

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