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What are Tucson's historical chances of a White Christmas?

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TUCSON – Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here’s the historical odds of snow on the ground on Christmas Day.

For the Old Pueblo, the yearly odds of a White Christmas aren’t great. They’re also not zero.

Since 1894, there have been 4 occurrences of a White Christmas in Tucson. The last White Christmas in Tucson came 30 years ago, when 2” of snow fell on Christmas Day 1987.

In any given year, the Old Pueblo has a 3% chance of a White Christmas.

Year in and year out, Southern Arizona’s favored place for a White Christmas is fittingly the White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties. NOAA calculates the White Mountains have a 60% chance of at least one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas Day.

For Mount Lemmon, the odds of a White Christmas are just 25%. As expected, the probabilities drop as one heads further south. Mountain ranges like the Santa Ritas, Huachucas and Chiricahuas have a 10% chance each year of at least one inch of snow on the ground.

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