Christmas is often synonymous with snow, but with such warm temperatures resonating from coast to coast, it’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than 2 days away!
Over the weekend, many folks were seen wearing short sleeved t-shirts across the east and west coasts. A record high temperature of 62ºF was measured today in Central Park, NY. (This ties the old record set in 1923 and 2011.) And with the extremely warm November much of the world experienced, one has to think, “Will anybody have a white Christmas this year?”
Fast Fact: The official definition of a “White Christmas” is at least 1 inch of snow on the ground the morning of Dec. 25.
WeatherBug expects a white Christmas in certain areas of the country – along the U.S. Northern-Tier or mountainous terrain of the Cascades, Wasatch Range, Rocky Front Range, as well as from Upstate New York into northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine on December 25.
The Mountain West, Northern Plains, Great Lakes and northern stretches of New England are guaranteed a White Christmas, with many spots here having at least 10 inches of snow on the ground. Cold air will stay locked into the Central U.S., keeping the light snowpack from northern Oklahoma into the Central Plains in place for Christmas Day.
The West Coast, Southwest and Southern Tier are guaranteed a “Green Christmas” with no snow on the ground and no unusual late-December snow in the forecast through Wednesday. Click here for more specifics
Happy Holidays! Know Before™.
The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team