Are You Dreaming of a Green Christmas?


In any given year, Sault Ste. Marie can count on seeing at least 2cm of snow on the ground come Christmas morning. This year may be an exception.

Statically, Sault Ste. Marie has a 98% chance of a White Christmas. Last year Sault Ste. Marie had very little snow on the ground just a few days before the holidays. Then thanks to a three day lake effect snow and snow squalls, the Sault picked up close to 80 cm – with the bulk of that falling on Christmas day. It doesn’t appear we will have an encore of that this year.

According to long range forecasts, temperatures are expected to bump up to well above seasonal starting this weekend and lasting thru to Boxing Day. Right now, the forecast high for Christmas day is 6c, that is about 8 degrees higher than usual. Christmas day we could see rain mixed with some snow – no accumulation is expected.

A lot can change in 7 days, especially when you’re talking about weather and the Great Lakes. Lake effect snow is always a threat. To date, the Sault has received a total of approximately 35cm of snow fall since the end of October. All of that has melted.

Presently, there are no major snow storms in the forecast until after the Holidays. With that said, Sault Ste. Marie is headed for a Green Christmas for 2023!


  • Craig Huckerby

    Craig Huckerby is a seasoned broadcast and media professional with over 43 years in local media. Starting in television, Craig became known as "the weather guy" on local television before pioneering internet media in the Sault. Craig is credited for bringing local television back to the Sault via the internet in 2003 with LTVNEWS.COM and was instrumental in launching and Craig has also won numerous International Film awards for director of the documentary, "Was I Next?, The Sean Cribbin Story"

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3 thoughts on “Are You Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

  1. Oh ya. Less money for snow removal = more money for food and necessities. After all Trudeau has us all in the poorhouse. Time for him to resign in shame.

  2. I am ready for that GREEN. I am sure we will get our share of WHITE before spring. This will shorten the winter and LIFT our spirits. Thanks for arranging all that Craig.

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