A White Christmas???

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer

A White Christmas is something that most people love to see.  It doesn't happen every  year but when it does, Christmas seems to have a more magical than normal feel.  The criteria for a "White Christmas" is to have at least 1 inch of snow on the ground, it doesn't necessarily have to snow on Christmas Day.  The last time we had a "White Christmas" in Topeka was just last year when we had 4.0" of snow on the ground on Christmas Day.  It didn't snow on Christmas, but it still counts as a "white Christmas" for the records.  On average we see a "white Christmas" about once every 4 or 5 years in Topeka...as the graph below illustrates.  So if we were to have another "white Christmas" this year that would be fairly abnormal.  However, we already have 3 inches of snow on the ground from the storm on Tuesday and looking ahead there looks to be a storm system that will move through the Mid-West on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Christmas.  Christmas is on Thursday.  It looks like we could pick up some more snowfall next Tuesday and Wednesday and that would indeed set us up for a "white Christmas."  I am writing this blog on Wednesday, Dec. 17th so we still have a week to go but right now chances are looking fairly good that we may see back to back "white Christmases" in Topeka.  The last time it acually snowed on Christmas Day was in 2000.  What do you think?  Do you want another "white Christmas?"

Chances of a White Christmas

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