Santa's Sleigh vs. Mother Nature's Fury: Who Will Win This Christmas Weather Showdown?

Dreaming of a white Christmas? For 10 states, it might mean tricky drives and power outages. The National Weather Service warns of heavy snow and dangerous conditions. Here's what you need to know:

States Affected: Alaska, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington.

Heavy snowfall: Accumulations of several inches to several feet are possible, depending on the location.

Travel Alert: Roads may be snow-covered and slick, posing hazards.

Monitor weather forecasts and advisories closely. Don't be caught off guard by sudden changes in the weather.

Stay indoors if possible. If you must go out, dress warmly in layers and wear waterproof boots.

Have a winter emergency kit in your car. This should include food, water, blankets, a first-aid kit, and a shovel.

Charge your devices and have backup batteries on hand. Power outages are a possibility in some areas.

Never use generators, grills, or camp stoves inside your home. This can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Download a weather app to stay up-to-date on the latest conditions.

Follow your local emergency management agency for updates and advice.

By following these tips, you can help ensure a safe and happy Christmas for yourself and your loved ones.