Christmas is just a few days away now. So the annual question gets asked every year right about this time. Will we have a white Christmas? Let’s see what the experts say.
First of all, the National Weather Service defines a white Christmas as having at least 1 inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning. From a historical perspective, Central New York has had 72 white Christmas's in the past 97 years. That a 74% white Christmas rate. So what about this year?
According to Mark Wysocki, New York State climatologist and a professor at Cornell University, “it doesn’t look promising.” But wait! Accuweather meteorologist, Tim Kines, says that the “odds are looking pretty good for a white Christmas.” Why? Cause computer models are projecting a weak storm system that might arrive in time for Christmas Day!
So there you have it! No consensus among the experts on whether we will have a white Christmas or not! That kind of figures for around these parts. Central New York’s weather is always changeable. I guess we will have to wait till Christmas to find out if it will be white!