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Scattered flurries fall short of ‘Winter Wonderland’

Bing Crosby step aside, no White Christmas for the Boston area this year.

“The definition of a White Christmas is to have an inch of snow on the ground by Christmas morning, so we can say ‘goodbye’ to that,” said Stephanie Dunten, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton.

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That is not to say that a few flakes did not make a holiday appearance, however.

At 10:40 a.m., snow had been reported in Nashua, N.H. and Bedford, N.H. and Dunten said snow sprinkled down during her morning drive from Providence to Taunton.

Flurries were also spotted in Cambridge, Dorchester, and on the North Shore, in Rowley.

Scattered flurries will continue through the afternoon but will not accumulate, Dunten said.

On the bright side, the holiday the forecast promises safe road conditions for travel.

In Suffolk County, this afternoon will see a mix of sun and clouds with a slight chance of rain showers and highs in the upper 30s, according to an online forecast from the National Weather Service.

Christmas night, highs will stay in the upper 30s with a 50 percent chance of showers, according to the forecast.

Monday’s skies will be partly sunny and clear with highs in the lower 40s.

Christopher J. Girard can be reached at
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