Do you think the Red River Valley will turn white for Christmas? The odds favor at least one inch of snow or more on the ground but it’s not a sure thing. According to National Weather Service data there’s a 90-percent chance of seeing a white Christmas in the Grand forks area while Fargo sees snow on the ground 84-percent of the time. Mark Ewens of the n-w-s office in grand forks says only time will tell about 2012. Typically Grand Forks has around five inches on the ground at Christmas time. Grand Forks had a “brown” Christmas in 2011 and before that in 2006.
***although snow is not in the picture this week both the 6 to 10 and 8 to 14 day outlook call for temps to be below average and precipitaion to be above average…….