Sunday, December 15, 2013

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

This is an exciting time of the year (if you've been good of course) and leading up to Christmas, several of you have asked about a white Christmas. Our chances in any given year are very low (between 10-20%), so maybe that's why the song says "dreaming" because it just doesn't happen that often.

So what does the weather look like leading up to Christmas? It's beginning to look like there could be two more storms coming through between now and Christmas night. Timing of precipitation is always a challenge when looking out several days, but one of the computer models that's more reliable in the extended period shows one system close by next weekend (Dec. 21) and perhaps another system on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. So as we continue in an active cycle of the weather pattern, we will have to see what kind of moisture is available and how cold the atmosphere will be when the systems approach. I have to say, if the atmosphere is a little colder heading into next weekend, I'd say areas just south of Kansas could be in for another major ice event. But Kansas would probably be just on the northern fringe of it, with maybe some light precipitation.
Forecast for Sunday 6 a.m. Dec. 22

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