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While climatology generally says the local area can expect a white Christmas (an inch of snow on the ground or falling that day) about 60-80% of the time, Mother Nature may not cooperate this year. 

With periods of milder air over the next week, much of the current snow pack may melt away. Meanwhile, the potential for more accumulating snow is limited with Friday night and perhaps next Wednesday currently showing the most promise. 

La Crosse has been "unlucky" when it comes to white Christmases of late, with the last one occurring back in 2016. Rochester has faired better, not missing out on a snow covered Christmas since 2011. 


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White Christmas Climatology MRCC - Morning Snow Depth


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