Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Minnesota. Maine. Upstate New York. The Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Practically anywhere in Idaho. And of course, the Rockies or the Sierra Nevada Mountains. These are the parts of the United States where weather history suggests you want to be if you’re looking for the best chance of a white Christmas.
This map shows the historic probability of there being at least 1 inch of snow on the ground at weather stations across the United States on December 25.
But will it snow this year?
On Sunday during a Packer halftime news update on FOX 6 Milwaukee the meteorologist (sorry, didn’t get his name) talked about the possibility and sadly said, “Unfortunately” the chances weren’t good. Unfortunately.
There are reports that some areas of the country will experience record high temperatures. Where I live in Franklin, WI, Christmas Eve is forecast to be 45, Christmas Day 39. Snow? Try rain.
Maybe it’s a sure sign I’m getting old. But I’m mighty fine without a White Christmas. We’ll see the white stuff and plenty of it soon enough.