questionsso is it going to be a white christmas? do you…

vote-for21vote-against
vote-for8vote-against

Checking in from Ohio, I feel your pain.

vote-for4vote-against

@googledrummer: If I was a kid I would be pissed at the negligible chance for a snow day anymore. I spent my childhood in Ohio.

vote-for4vote-against

This isn't a new phenomena. When I was growing up in NY and MA, I don't recall hardly ever having a white Christmas. Quite the opposite, in fact: I remember rain and blah. One in particular when I was maybe 12 or so was quite warm: maybe almost 50 and rain all day.

vote-for4vote-against

Wisconsin feels your pain! We haven't had any snow yet at all, fluries here and there. Milwaukee is has actually gone 284 days (and counting) without measurable snowfall, I think they count measurable snowfall as anything more than a half inch. We smashed our previous record of 280 on Sunday.

vote-for5vote-against

I grew up in White Christmas country, Massachusetts, Michigan and Illinois. But I live in the desert now and it used to only snow once every two or three years, usually in February. But I think it has snowed every year for the past five, climate change seems to be bringing us cooler weather. This year it doesn't look likely to snow for Christmas, but it did last year. Here's a photo I took standing in front of my house last Christmas. That's a lot of snow for us, because the ground is so warm and the sun is so strong that the first few inches melt on contact, so it takes a lot to actually stick. That's the top of the last, littlest mountain in the Rocky Mountain chain. My house is about 2/3rds of the way up its slope.

vote-for4vote-against

I grew up in the south, I never have a white Christmas.

vote-for4vote-against

@eraten: Here in Central Wisconsin we've got a bit. We got about six inches last Sunday, and have had a few flurries here and there, so there's definitely a few inches of groundcover. Not quite sledding snow, but definitely sufficient for snowmen.

vote-for4vote-against

Growing up outside of Detroit, Michigan, we probably had snow at Christmas about 50% of the time. Visiting my dad's family in Wisconsin right after Christmas, snow was a lot more likely. And then I moved to the south for college and work and things. We did have a white Christmas in Atlanta a couple of years ago. It was weird and amazing and fun and beautiful. But I've learned to not expect that and just complain if it's not cool/cold. There's just something wrong about Christmas shopping in shorts and a t-shirt.

vote-for5vote-against

IIRC, I have seen a white Christmas 3 times. It's a nice surprise when we get them.
We just got a cold snap, but I doubt it will be cold enough to do anything here this year.

vote-for3vote-against

IIRC, sometime in November when one of the local news stations did their winter forecast they mentioned that the Philadelphia area only has like a 15% chance of a white Christmas based on historical data.

I love me some snow (1 foot of the fluffy stuff on the ground is perfect, imo) but in the Philly burbs we rarely get that. It's looking like another mild winter so far as well =/

vote-for4vote-against

Here ya go, now get off my lawn and shovel my drive.

vote-for3vote-against

I'm just glad I'm not in the ski slope business. It's been so warm you can't even make snow at these temperatures let alone rely upon mother nature to provide it.

vote-for3vote-against

You yankees complaining about not getting enough cold weather need to come visit Dallas.

vote-for2vote-against

@lumpthar: Yep, you are getting what we just had in AR. As for the OP, I'm not disappointed without snow at Christmas. In my 50 years on this earth I honestly couldn't verify if I ever had a white Christmas, but it seems like there may have been a handful or so.

vote-for1vote-against

I live in the midwest, and I'm all about a green christmas. I do not need snow to make me happy - the less snow and ice I see each year, the better!

vote-for2vote-against

If you want a white Christmas, move to Syracuse, NY. In Cazenovia, not only did we have a white Christmas , we had white Thanksgivings and occasional white Halloweens, which really screwed up our "cool" costumes. It sucked when Mom made us wear coats over them..

vote-for1vote-against

I don't know whether to enjoy not needed snowboots yet, or be bummed that it's still fall here for some silly reason.

vote-for1vote-against

I'm in Minnesota, and we have about a foot of snow on the ground.

vote-for1vote-against

IL still doesn't have any snow either...I'm super bummed.
We had a slight chance for the weekend, but now they're calling for rain instead...

vote-for0vote-against

Think about people who live in south, they are quite enjoy Xmas without snow.

vote-for0vote-against

i live in maine so anything can happin its in the 40s with rain now ,but that can turn to snow fast if the temps drop