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Old 12-24-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Not very many places having a white Christmas, so far

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Old 12-25-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: new york suburbs
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Far cry from last season. This season has been so quiet with regard to snow. I heard on TV that Syracuse only has a total of 1.7 inches of snow as of Dec 22nd, and their norm is around 35" at this point (last year they had around 75").
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Old 12-25-2011, 05:29 PM
 
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Even Saint Petersburg Russia has no snow this christmas.
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Old 12-25-2011, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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We definitely had a white Christmas. I believe we have about 32 inches of snow already for the year. Wonder what we'll end up with by year's end.
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Old 12-25-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada, and Fargo North Dakota USA didn't have a white Christmas this year. Those 3 places have a 95-98% chance of having a White Christmas so it definitely is very rare.

Also, this website link says this was a record year for the percentage of Canadians that didn’t have a White Christmas where they live:

Canadians dreaming of a white Christmas can keep dreaming - The Globe and Mail
“Most Canadians will go without a White Christmas this year, the largest number to make merry minus snow on Dec. 25 since the nation began measuring its holiday accumulation.”

“Some Canadians say they’re glad for the warmer weather and don’t mind a snowless holiday.”



While Saint Petersburg, Helsinki, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Fargo didn’t have a White Christmas, places such as low elevation areas of Southern New Mexico and West Central Texas had a White Christmas with Moderate/Heavy snow which is a big surprise.

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Old 12-25-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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Yes it is very rare to not have a white christmas here in winnipeg, there is maybe only 2 inches of snow in some places and just bare lawns in others. very suprising.

last time that happened was 1997, which there was no snow at all. I think to be classified as a white christmas there needs to be over 2-3 cm of snow.
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada, and Fargo North Dakota USA didn't have a white Christmas this year. Those 3 places have a 95-98% chance of having a White Christmas so it definitely is very rare.
No snow at all in Fargo. The snow in Winnipeg and Saskatoon isn't great, but there is a bit around (less in Winnipeg).

Snow cover map:
http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snow_mode...5_National.jpg

Winnipeg:
http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/webcam/edgewood.jpg
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Saskatoon:
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http://webcam.usask.ca/cgi-bin/getca...amera=axiscam2
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:48 PM
 
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No snow at all in Fargo. The snow in Winnipeg and Saskatoon isn't great, but there is a bit around (less in Winnipeg).

Snow cover map:
http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/snow_mode...5_National.jpg

Winnipeg:
http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/webcam/edgewood.jpg
BBY Stats

Saskatoon:
U of S Bowl Cam
http://webcam.usask.ca/cgi-bin/getca...amera=axiscam2

This website link shows that areas of Manitoba and Saskatchewan didn't have a White Christmas, such as where Winnipeg and Saskatoon are located. The same color on the map as Fargo:
Weather Forecast - United States - Local & Long Range | Wunderground : Weather Underground


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Yes it is very rare to not have a white christmas here in winnipeg, there is maybe only 2 inches of snow in some places and just bare lawns in others. very suprising.

last time that happened was 1997, which there was no snow at all. I think to be classified as a white christmas there needs to be over 2-3 cm of snow.
How much in percentage are areas of Winnipeg bare lawns with zero snow today?
It still seems to sort of count as not being a White Christmas.

The website link I saw at first made it seem like it was 100% Green/Brown Christmas with zero snow, but now it seems like it is a 80% Green/Brown Christmas instead.

Yeah, that is very rare for Winnipeg since it has a 98% chance of a White Christmas, and usually being one of the coldest major cities in the world for the winter months. But then again Winnipeg gets relatively low average precipitation during the winter months, with relatively modest average annual snowfall considering the temperatures.

Places like Montreal, Squamish, St. John, Denver, Flagstaff, and Sapporo are warmer on average than Winnipeg during the winter but get much more snowfall because of the extra moisture.

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Old 12-25-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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It is snowing in Fairbanks on Christmas day.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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What's a "whie" christmas?
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