Fun Fact: Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow?

While there is always a possibility of snow on Christmas Day in Maryland, 2021 promises to disappoint. The last time the area has experienced a white Christmas was in 2002, when rain turned into snow and accumulated one inch.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac Christmas 2021 Forecast, Maryland residents can expect frigidly cold weather around the holiday with a minimal chance of snow. Historically, residents of counties in central Maryland had a 25 to 50 percent chance to see at least 1 inch of snow on the ground by the end of December, and western Maryland county residents had a 75 percent chance. This year, the chance is even less.

In general, the State’s average seasonal snowfall is 20.6 inches, ranging from 10 inches on the lower Eastern Shore to 110 inches in Garrett County. The most snowfall ever recorded in a single winter in Maryland was during the winter of 2009-10, when 262.5 inches of snow fell at Keysers Ridge in Garrett County.

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