In order for us to get a good snowfall, two pieces of energy need to merge together before passing us by and heading East. The data keeps flip-flopping back and forth on whether this will happen or not. It's called "phasing"... Let me explain. The map below is the latest upper-level forecast data for Christmas Eve from the NAM model. Click to enlarge. I have circled the two pieces of energy. The top one is the northern branch and the bottom one is the southern piece of energy. Notice, they are NOT together. They are NOT merging. This would yield little, if any, snowfall for Region 8. Maybe a dusting.