Christmas Of White?

December 18th, 2012 at 8:11 am by under Weather

Lots of folks wonder if we will see snow here on Christmas.  Unfortunately, the odds are slim to none this year.  This is unlike 2010 when we had some snow come in during the evening.  (Historical data).   According to the National Weather Service in Wakefield we haven’t had snow during the day on Christmas since 1953.  We had some on the ground in 1989 (trace), but that was probably from the night before or day before.  NOAA put out a nice graphic recently that shows the chance for a white Christmas across the country.  It is interesting.  Take a look:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/White_Christmas_3%20v2.jpg

Chance For A White Christmas

This is based off the average from the last 30 years.  It should be no surprise that our area is less than 10%.  It’s interesting though that 2010 and 2004 had a whopper of a snow just the day after Christmas.

As far as local weather goes….Pretty quiet today.  A mix of sun and clouds with a few sprinkles this afternoon.  Warm and breezy.  Highs will be in the low/mid 60s.  Winds will gust up to 30mph out of the west.

Tonight skies will be clear and temperatures will drop to the upper 30s to low 40s.  Then tomorrow we’ll have mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 50s.  Showers will return late Thursday with highs in the 60s again.  Then we’ll drop-off to the upper 40s for highs on Friday with very windy conditions.  The weekend looks dry in the region for travelers, but it will be chilly.  Christmas Eve and Christmas look dry at this time, but stay tuned on that.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

5 Responses to “Christmas Of White?”

  1. Rachel Humphrey says:

    Them saying we havn’t had snow since 53 is a bunch of crap. I was born in 1974 and we had snow more often than not when I was growing up. It all seemed to stop when we moved away in like 1983.

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Hi Rachel. Remember, the records are kept at Norfolk International Airport. So that is the technical/official site. It’s possible that other local cities had snow on the ground or even snow falling. Also, there was snow on the ground since then, but in Norfolk there is no record of it actually snowing on the 25th during the day since 53′. 2010 it snowed at night. Jeremy.

  2. bonnie says:

    The Weather Team,

    I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    1. Jeremy Wheeler says:

      Thanks Bonnie. You have a Merry Christmas too. Jeremy

  3. Karen says:

    are you kidding me? are you really trying to rebut your previous statement that you posted on your 11 o’clock news, that it hasn’t snowed on Christmas Day since 1953? That’s a little confusing for your viewers that have lived here for quite some time. We (I) remember being here during the Christmas ‘storm’ of 2010, and we were snowed in! The governor declared us to be in a state of emergency!…It doesn’t matter whether it snowed during the day, or at night….it was Christmas! Your information is wrong!!! I♥ WAVY news 10!!!

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