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Old 12-23-2014, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Lewes, DE
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As we finish our last Chicagoland Christmas before permanently relocating to Lewes, I was dismayed that our earlier forecast of 6"+ of snow Christmas Eve has been been reduced to only a 40% chance of 1-3" of snow.

Having said that, I admit that I would prefer lots of snow on December 24 through January 1st every year, then it can all melt and be warm and sunny until the following December. I do miss the white Christmases of northern Pennsylvania and Minneapolis, where you could almost count on some snow that time of year.

Got me to thinking about how often the beach area has actually had snow for Christmas? Wondering if the folks that have lived there many a year could share their memories.

And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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It snowed on Christmas night (started around 5 p.m.) a few years ago---2009 or 2010. A whopper too.....8 to 12 inches along the coast. I remember it well because I was down at my parents' home on Virginia's Eastern Shore when it started and it was a long and slowwww drive home.

Other than that, I don't remember much snow on Christmas and I've been here for almost forty years. I never like snow on Christmas because I travel to and from my parents' home every Christmas, and snow makes for a tedious drive home.
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Old 12-24-2014, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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It snowed on Christmas night (started around 5 p.m.) a few years ago---2009 or 2010. A whopper too.....8 to 12 inches along the coast. I remember it well because I was down at my parents' home on Virginia's Eastern Shore when it started and it was a long and slowwww drive home.

Other than that, I don't remember much snow on Christmas and I've been here for almost forty years. I never like snow on Christmas because I travel to and from my parents' home every Christmas, and snow makes for a tedious drive home.
Wasn't that the year we had 2 blizzards back to back? In fact the only winter I remember a blizzard.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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Longnecker--yes, it was!!
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Lewes, DE
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8" - 12" is a respectable snowfall by even Minneapolis and Chicago standards!

We will be looking forward to "dreaming" of a white Christmas in Delaware, but sounds like it will mostly have to be in our dreams.
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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I remember 2009. That year was definitely white for weeks after Christmas!!

We got a lot of snow last year (2013 going into 2014), but I don't think anything fell near Christmas time. It was mostly January and February and a lot of ice and small accumulations, but enough to be annoying.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: delaware
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i can't imagine anyone wanting snow anytime, unless it's the on the grass, not on hard surfaces kind, that melts quickly. i've lived here in lower new castle county for over eight years, and there were some winters in 2006-2008, when i don't think we received any here. perhaps in wilmington and newark, there might have been snowfall there. and yes, the 2009 winter was horrendously snowy here but worse near wilmington-philly.

i can remember some reports of snow in sussex county in previous winters but i think it's unusual for them to get a lot. if you actually like snow, i don't think you're going to see much in rehoboth/lewes. i live in an area that is often the dividing line between little/moderate snow and heavier snow. and last winter here, we had a number of forecasts for heavy snow, but usually we didn't get what was predicted. i'm hoping this winter will be similar. good winter= no snow!

catsy girl
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