2021 is a different year, and the Christmas holiday will be no exception, but what about the weather? Here's what the chances are of having a White Christmas this year in Central Minnesota.

On average, the date of the first measurable snowfall in Saint Cloud is November 16th -- or this Saturday.

Statistically, St. Cloud and the rest of Central Minnesota have a 76% to 90% chance on average of having a White Christmas.

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Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the parts of the Lower 48* where weather history suggests you want to be if you're looking for the best chance of a white Christmas.

As for the Central Minnesota forecast, there's a chance of s significant weather system that could impact our area this Wednesday and Thursday. Whether it's primarily rain or snow -- and how much, remains to be seen.

Think snow!

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