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Gehrts: Chances of a White Christmas Dwindling


The chances of the Tri-States having a white Christmas this year are dwindling. That’s according to our weather coverage partners at KCRG-TV. They tell us that not only is there little precipitation in the forecast between now and Christmas Day, but temperatures are expected to be warm enough that anything that would fall would be rain, rather than snow. Meteorologist Justin Gehrts says the main chances of precipitation come overnight Wednesday into Thursday, and possibly on Christmas Day. Of those two systems, the one later this week brings the stronger chance of precipitation, but will likely be more of a rain event. Gehrts does not expect much to come from the system that would arrive on Christmas Day. Over the past thirty years, Dubuque has about a 50/50 chance of having a white Christmas. Dubuque averages a high temperature of 28 degrees and a low of 13 on Christmas Day. The record high is 58 degrees, set in 1936. The record low of -19 dates all the way back to 1879.

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