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Will It Snow In New York City By Christmas?

Mark Hake

The question of whether it will snow in New York City, and the surrounding areas by Christmas is now NOT looking good. It's about one week before Christmas day and it now looks like there will NOT be a good chance that there will be snow in NYC.

The reason is that several weather forecasting sites predict there is NOT a good chance of snow by Friday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 25.

For example, now indicates that on Friday, Dec. 24, the temperature will be 46 degrees Fahrenheit (F) and that there will NOT be rain/snow showers.

However, on Saturday, Dec. 24, indicates that the temperature will be 56 degrees F and that there is only a 24% chance of precipitation.

Moreover, reports that on Friday the 24th it will be sunny and 47 degrees, and on Saturday the 25th it will be 52 degrees with rain and drizzle possible. That is not cold enough to cause snow to fall.

In addition, the US Weather Service 7-day forecast for New York City and the surrounding area is less clear about snow.

It shows that the maximum prediction for precipitation for Dec. 24 is 20% and for Dec. 25 it is also 20%. That means that there is only a 1 in 5 chance of precipitation on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Historically There Has Not Been Snow on Christmas

According to the site,, New York City has NOT had snow for Christmas in the last six years. This chart goes all the way back to 2015.

However, in two of the last six years, there was precipitation (snow) in the week before Christmas. You can see this in the chart above.

Bottom Line

Do not expect to see snow in New York City on or before Christmas this year.

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Mark Hake is a financial analyst, investor, and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He writes about US and foreign stocks as well as cryptos, hedge funds, and private equity. He previously ran his own hedge fund, investment research firm, and acted as CFO for a fintech startup. He focuses on finding value, arbitrage, and hidden asset opportunities.

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