Northwest Iowa — Christmas is a week away, and for many northwest Iowans, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a blanket of white covering everything outside. Meteorologist Matthew Dux, at the National Weather Service, says if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you might be disappointed. He says the snow we already have most likely will be gone by Christmas.
And he says, the prospects for more snow before Christmas don’t look good either.
We asked Dux to give us a probability for a white Christmas in northwest Iowa. He defined a “white Christmas” as having at least an inch of snow on the ground; and he gave only a 25% chance of there being that much snow on the ground on Christmas.
Many northwest Iowans have travel plans for next week’s holidays and Dux says the good news is the lack of precipitation should at least mean good road conditions.
But Dux says you’ll want to keep an eye on the weather and road conditions after Christmas, as there is a possibility of some winter weather after the holiday.