The Weather Channel has released its White Christmas Forecast, and Michigan is likely the only state in the nation that will be completely blanketed in snow on Christmas Day.

The Weather Channel describes a "White Christmas" as having an inch of snow cover on the big day. This map shows how winter has treated us so far in 2017:

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The Weather Channel

According to their forecast map, Michigan is the only state that is shown all in white indicating the likelihood of a White Christmas. Even snowy locales like Minnesota and North Dakota have regions that are in the 'possible' but not likely range. Even wintery Wisconsin has a corner of the state in the Christmas uncertainly zone.

Look to the northeast, no snow in downstate New York, Long Island and the seacoasts for Maine and New Hampshire. Perhaps only tiny Vermont could join Michigan as being the only White Christmas state for 2017. Vermont is shown all in white on the forecast map save for, perhaps, just a dot in the southwest corner of the state near the New York line.

But there's no dispute that Michigan will be the nation's Christmas snow champion this holiday season.


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Calhoun, Allegan, the Lakeshore Counties north to Ludington and the counties along the I-94 corridor across the entire state to Wayne.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect in Berrien and Cass counties as well as Elkhart and westward in Indiana along the Toll Road corridor to Chicago.

The threat is snow and blowing and drifting.

The Kalamazoo area could see up to 3 inches Christmas Eve day, another 3 inches as Santa is making his deliveries overnight then 4 inches of fresh accumulation Christmas Day.

Both advisory and warning are through Christmas Day.

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