No White Christmas For 2016, Temperatures Cooler Than Last Year

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High Country residents and visitors seeking a white Christmas will have to look elsewhere this season.  A mild and mostly cloudy Christmas is on tap, according to the National Weather Service.

In a Wednesday briefing, the Weather Service says that there is a very low chance of showers for Christmas Day and temperatures will be 10-15 degrees above normal. With forecast highs in the 50s for the High Country, it will still feel much cooler than Christmas 2015. On that day, Boone officially recorded a high of 62 degrees, as the entire month would set records for hottest December on record. For a look at historical White Christmas data for the entire High Country visit this link.

Looking back at past Christmas Day extremes:

Record high: 62 Boone 2015

Record low: -6 Boone 1983

Greatest One Day Snowfall: 16 inches Boone 1969

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