Upcoming weather change could mean a white Christmas

By Vanessa Ybarra
December 10, 2017 - 11:18am

KAMLOOPS — "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas..."

There may be no snow on the ground right now in Kamloops but Greg Pearce with Environment Canada says there's still hope for the big day.

"Around the middle of the month, December 15 or so we're seeing a pattern change," said Pearce. "Some of the longer range models are showing a cooler air mass moving into the area, so that gives you a little bit of hope there could be some snow and white stuff around Christmas time."

Pearce says the last 30 years have been a coin toss on whether Kamloops has a green or white Christmas.

He adds statistics show the chance of having a 'perfect Christmas' which is considered two centimetres of snow on the ground and snow falling is 25 per cent.

A ridge of high pressure is hovering over the province which is what's leading to the milder conditions.

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