Sunday, December 13, 2009

Any Snow Before Christmas?

Probably the most popular question during this time of the year is "Will we see a white Christmas?". I can understand people's excitement over getting snow in the area, however, this is an almost impossible question to answer. Computer data becomes extremely unreliable beyond seven days. Usually we can spot general trends 2 to 3 weeks away, such as temperatures being cooler or warmer than normal. But anyone who tries to pinpoint a storm that far away will only become frustrated!

With all that said, take the following paragraph with a large grain of salt...

The raw computer data has two coastal storms developing over the next couple weeks. The first one is around December 19-20 and the other is around December 24-26. These are our last chances at a white Christmas. I'll be perfectly honest, given the current weather pattern, those chances look pretty slim. Regardless, all you snow lovers out there - keep your fingers crossed!

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