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Say it ain’t so: No white Christmas in areas of North Dakota

December 21, 2018

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Many residents in North Dakota may have to keep dreaming of a white Christmas.

The Minot Daily News reports that chances of having snow on the ground in northwestern North Dakota are not very good. National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Ayd says there’s a 30 percent chance of a few flakes on Christmas Day, but nothing to indicate a blanket of snow.

The weather service says several days of warm temperatures have all but eliminated snow cover on open ground in many areas of North Dakota, particularly in the western part of the state. An exception is some areas along the northern tier of North Dakota.

Historically, the weather service says chances of a white Christmas for the region are greater than 50 percent.

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Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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