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2013 White Christmas Outlook

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 4:40 PM -

Have you ever wondered what defines a White Christmas? Meteorologically, there is a definition.

WHITE CHRISTMAS DEFINITION

Many Canadians have their own idea about what a White Christmas may be, but Environment Canada defines the term as at least 2 cm of snow measured on the ground at 7 am Christmas morning.

PERFECT CHRISTMAS DEFINITION

A "perfect Christmas" can be defined as a white Christmas morning AND snow in the air on Christmas day.

2013: WHO WILL SEE A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

According to Weather Network meteorologists, a White Christmas is likely for much of the country with at least two centimetres of snow expected to be on the ground for Christmas morning.

"A notable exception is the South Coast of B.C. which will likely see a typically green Christmas," says Chris Scott, chief meteorologist at The Weather Network. "East of the Rockies, most of the Prairies will see a White Christmas although some areas close to the U.S. border may have only a small amount of snow on the ground."

It looks like it will be a white Christmas in the Maritimes, which is still cleaning up after an ice storm.

WHITE CHRISTMAS OUTLOOK

City Chance of a White Christmas
Vancouver Slight Chance to No Chance
Victoria Slight Chance to No Chance
Edmonton Guaranteed
Calgary Probable
Regina Probable
Winnipeg Probable
Thunder Bay Guaranteed
London Probable
Toronto Probable
Ottawa Probable
Montreal Probable
Quebec Guaranteed
Fredericton Guaranteed
Halifax Slight Chance to Probable
Charlottetown Probable
St. John's Guaranteed
Whitehorse Guaranteed
Yellowknife Guaranteed
Iqaluit Guaranteed

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