Don’t expect a snowy Christmas morning this year. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still)

Don’t expect a snowy Christmas morning this year. (Photo by Ray Miller-Still)

Santa won’t be bringing snow for Christmas in the Central Okanagan

Expect rain drops instead of flurries this year

The chance of snow falling in the Central Okanagan is low as Environment Canada isn’t forecasting a white Christmas this year.

Starting Dec. 22, there will be a high-pressure system leading to clear skies which will end on Christmas Eve. Going into Christmas Day, there’s a high possibility of rain and a less than 25 per cent chance of snow.

Residents of the Okanagan shouldn’t be surprised by the snow-less Christmas, because in years past there has only been a 50 per cent likelihood for flurries.

In 2019, the temperature hovered around 0 C and it was mostly a mixture of sun and clouds. Kelowna only had 1 cm of snow on the ground for Christmas morning back in 2018.

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