Last Updated on December 21, 2016 1:39 pm
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