When will East Tennessee see snow?

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – We are still a little more than a week away from it officially being winter, but it has felt almost springlike lately and will continue through the weekend.

The odds for a white Christmas are always slim in East Tennessee. There is only a six percent chance on average that we see measurable snow on December 25.

Related story: Matt Hinkin’s winter weather forecast

Data from the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C., shows January into February is the most likely time to see snow in East Tennessee.

(National Climatic Data Center)
(National Climatic Data Center)

The records show 1.4 inches fell in January 2013 and 1.2 inches in February of that year. In January 2014, 4.2 inches fell with another 6.9 inches in February. Last year’s January snow total was 1.11 inches and February’s was 8.2 inches.

We can see snow in other months, but January and February are our most likely months to see it. Enjoy this mild stretch, because history tells us we should see some snow after the calendar changes to 2016.

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