Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Will We Have a White Christmas this Year?

With Christmas now less than 3 weeks away people are starting to wonder if we'll see a White Christmas in the Quad Cities!  The answer is.....yet to be determined.  We do have a couple chances for snow coming in the next several days, and we could see some accumulating snow Sunday night/early Monday!  An area of low pressure will be taking a track SE of the QC, which is favorable for snow here in Iowa/Illinois.  This will be one of those storms which the exact path will determine who sees the snow, who sees the rain and who sees a mix.  We'll keep you posted on this as one of main forecast points for the next few days.

In the meantime, here's a link to some nice data compiled by our local office of the NWS on the chance of seeing a white Christmas in the QC historically.

Out of the last 10 years in the QC 4 have had at least 1 inch of snow on the ground for Christmas, with 2 others having a trace of snow on the ground!  That's pretty close to the historic 41.4% chance of us seeing a White Christmas in the Quad Cities!

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