VIDEO: White Christmas in the Sunshine State? Only If It’s the Sand on the Beach

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EXTENDED 14-DAY NEW YEAR'S DAY FORECAST

ABOVE VIDEO: Meteorologist Felicia Combs talks about the setup that allowed snow to fall as far south as Miami back in 1977.

(NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE) — If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, you’ll need to head northward.

The only “white Christmas” we will see is out at the beach.

Snow in central Florida isn’t totally out the question during the winter months.

On January 24, 2003, a plume of Arctic air produced widespread record low temperatures and light snow flurries in Brevard County. The snow is described as ocean effect snow, identical to lake effect snow in that it occurs due to very cold air passing over relatively warm water temperatures.

The snow reaches as far south as Fort Pierce.

Here’s just a few of the National Weather Service offices forecasting a chilly and frozen Christmas Day around the country.

On January 8-9 in 2010, light snow also fell in parts of central Florida, which briefly accumulated slightly in parts of Marion County. Sleet was widespread and snow was isolated across the Orlando area, Tampa and also in Melbourne.

Isolated flurries were even reported as from West Palm Beach to as far south as Kendall and sleet in a few spots in the South Florida metropolitan area for only the second time in record history and the first time since 1977.

But on Monday, Christmas Day, temperatures in Florida are expected to be in the upper 60s to mid 70s.

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10-Day Outlook: 

DAY

DESCRIPTION HIGH / LOW PRECIP WIND HUMIDITY
DEC 22
Partly Cloudy
66°
10%
ESE 7 mph 89%
DEC 23
Mostly Cloudy
80°/ 63°
10%
S 7 mph 76%
DEC 24
Partly Cloudy
81°/ 61°
10%
SW 8 mph 72%
DEC 25 Partly Cloudy
77°/ 65°
20%
N 14 mph 72%
DEC 26
Partly Cloudy
78°/ 65°
20%
ENE 8 mph 76%
DEC 27
Mostly Sunny
80°/ 67°
20%
NE 9 mph 77%
DEC 28
Partly Cloudy
80°/ 67°
20%
ENE 11 mph 78%
DEC 29
Partly Cloudy
79°/ 61°
10%
SE 9 mph 80%
DEC 30
Partly Cloudy
74°/ 56°
20%
NW 13 mph 75%
DEC 31
Mostly Sunny
68°/ 54°
10%
N 10 mph 60%
JAN 1
Showers
70°/ 56°
50%
N 10 mph 70%
JAN 2
Showers
69°/ 55°
40%
N 17 mph 76%
JAN 3
PM Showers
72°/ 58°
30%
NNE 14 mph 72%
JAN 4
PM Showers
71°/ 57°
30%
NNE 10 mph 76%
JAN 5
Partly Cloudy
74°/ 58°
20%
SSE 11 mph 75%

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