The Weather Network's Ho! Ho! Snow Report tells a tale of two Christmases

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Half of Canadians might want to add this to their wish list

OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 22, 2015 /CNW/ - With Santa Claus and his reindeer prepping to take flight in a few days, The Weather Network's meteorologists have checked their weather trackers twice to see where Canadians can expect a white Christmas.

The Weather Network's Ho! Ho! Snow Report indicates that approximately half of Canadians will see a white Christmas (snow cover of two centimetres or more on Christmas morning at 7:00 a.m.), while above seasonal conditions will contribute to a green Christmas for others. With many parts of Southern Canada currently without snow and experiencing mild temperatures, it will take a Christmas miracle for everyone to see snow on the ground come Christmas morning.

"Canadians can expect a tale of two Christmases this year, as you can divide the population pretty much in half in terms of whether or not they're going to see a white Christmas," said Chris Scott, Chief Meteorologist at The Weather Network. "While the vast majority of Southern Ontario, Southern Quebec and Atlantic Canada will see a green Christmas, there will be varying amounts of snow cover as you move west from Lake Superior across the Prairies. Most of British Columbia, with the exception of the lowest elevations along the South Coast, will also see a white Christmas."

Warmth will be the big story leading up to Christmas across Central and Eastern Canada as parts of Southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes will likely see record high temperatures on the 23rd and 24th. On the flip side, the west coast will be chillier than normal, and there is even a chance for some snowflakes in the air for Vancouver on Christmas Eve.

While some may be disappointed not to have a white Christmas, for those travelling to visit friends and relatives on Christmas Day, favourable weather conditions are expected across the country. However, holiday travellers should plan ahead and check The Weather Network's Precip Start Stop to stay safe and avoid potential headaches and delays.

Will Santa bring snow?
On Tuesday, December 22 and Wednesday, December 23, The Weather Network's meteorologists are available to let you know exactly what weather conditions are in store for your region leading up to Christmas and over the holidays. You can also get a general idea of which major cities across Canada can expect a white Christmas below:

Vancouver

Slight Chance

Victoria

Slight Chance

Edmonton

Guaranteed

Calgary

Guaranteed

Regina

Guaranteed

Saskatoon

Guaranteed

Winnipeg

Guaranteed

Thunder Bay

Guaranteed

London

No Chance

Toronto

No Chance

Ottawa

No Chance

Montreal

No Chance

Quebec

Slight Chance

Saguenay

Guaranteed

Fredericton

No Chance

Halifax

No Chance

Charlottetown

No Chance

St. John's

Probable

Whitehorse

Guaranteed

Yellowknife

Guaranteed

Iqaluit

Guaranteed

Weather forecasts may change, so for the most current weather information tune in on TV, visit www.theweathernetwork.com or download The Weather Network App.

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About Pelmorex Media Inc.
Celebrating 26 years, Pelmorex Media Inc. is the parent company of The Weather Network, MétéoMédia, Eltiempo.es and Wetterplus.de. Pelmorex operates in Canada, the U.S., Spain, the U.K. and Germany. The Weather Network and its French counterpart MétéoMédia are Canada's most popular weather and information services on TV, web and smartphone apps. Eltiempo is Spain's leading multi-platform weather information provider. Pelmorex also operates Canada's National Alerting Aggregation and Dissemination System (Alert Ready) which aggregates and distributes emergency alerts issued by authorized government agencies. 

SOURCE Pelmorex Media Inc.

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