Tag: White Christmas

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December 23

Minnesota Blizzard Today but Mild Signal May Prevail January Through March

Free Snowstorm Just In Time For Christmas ”Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.” I know commutes have been a breeze, but think about it. A Minnesota Christmas without snow is a little like peanut butter without jelly – pasta without sauce – burgers without fries. Suddenly I’m hungry. It’s coming right down to the wire, but I suspect a (very) white Christmas is imminent. Weather models are trending snowier over time and plowable amounts are likely by Christmas Eve. “How many inches in my yard, Paul?” I’m thinking 5-10”. A real storm. ECMWF (European) is hinting at...

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December 22

White Christmas Odds Increase Across Upper Midwest – Advantages of Winter Hibernation?

18z Monday ECMWF Snowfall Prediction by Christmas MorningWeatherBell ECMWF Holding Firm With Accumulating Snow? Slam dunk? No, it never is. But the European model is still predicting potentially plowable snowfall amounts Wednesday into Wednesday night. Even if you cut the numbers in half it would still cover lawns and fields with a blanket of white in time for Christmas. We’ll see. But yeah, there’s still a chance. Paul Douglas, Praedictix The Nadir of Daylight. It’s all uphill from here in the daylight category; within 2 months nearly 2 additional hours of daylight. Yes please. Early January: Mild Signal Persists. January...

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December 3

Winter On Hold For Much of USA – NOAA CFSv2: Mild Signal May Linger Into January

Where’s the Snow? According to NOAA NOHRSC 16.9% of the lower 48 states are snow covered. It is strange seeing the Dakotas and so much of Minnesota and Wisconsin snow-free on the 4th day of December. White Christmas Musings. So you’re telling me there’s a chance…? Kudos to the Twin Cities National Weather Service for doing the research and putting the odds of a white Christmas into perspective. Bottom line: past data shows that even with little or no snow on the ground at MSP on December 3 roughly 2 out of 3 of the following Christmas Days were “white”...