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Old 12-22-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Springing off of ILNC's "Merry Christmas" thread describe what would be your perfect "Christmas weather!" Highs and lows. Snow or no snow. We've probably got a pretty good idea who likes hot and who likes cold but what specifics would really nail it for you?

For me, perfect Christmas weather would be a crisp, sunny but cold day. High about 42, low about 30. No wind.
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Old 12-22-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Because I live in exile on a sub-antarctic territory, it's very rare to get perfect weather here for christmas.

IMO it should be a low of 20C / 68F, a high of 30-35C (86-95F) with afternoon/evening thunderstorms.

Here in New Antarctica, the last 5 christmases have had highs of 19C / 66F with overcast and drizzle
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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how about temps in the teens windchill near zero with 4 inches of snow on the ground?
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:22 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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AWWW, excellent question and I'll bet everyone already knows my answer, but I'm posting anyway.

Wake up by the beach to a 75 degree temp. The high can get up to 85 and it doesn't matter if it's humid or not. And I'd take hours and hours of sunlight.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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I have two possible Christmas outcomes:
1. 25 to 30 degrees (F) the night before accompanied by about 6 to 8 inches of snow. The snow should be sufficient to drape the trees and bushes and lay a smooth mantle of white on the ground but not so much so that it would be a bear to remove or cause flooding when it melts suddenly (as it tends to do in my part of the world).
2. Brilliant sunshine, no wind and near record high temperatures which would be low-mid sixties where I live.

I would be happy with either one but it looks like what I'll get is more of the same-ol', same-ol' western Oregon slop, clouds and dribbling rain. In short weather with all the excitement of day old oatmeal.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:31 PM
 
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I don't care about the exact temperature as long as it's warm and green.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:59 PM
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Location: Lakewood, CO
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For me, I would enjoy the holidays if it were snow, light snow falling one day and sunshine the next, so you could enjoy both and cold enough to feel like the holidays, jacket weather.

Where I live though, I would be content to at least wear a jacket, don't care if it's wet or dry, just not the 84° they are forecasting for Christmas. If I wanted that I would go to a beach town.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: NC
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I would love for it to be snowy on Christmas...no blizzard conditions...just moderate snow, which would keep everyone off the roads. Highs and lows in the 20s...no freezing rain, no ice, no sleet...just snow!
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Cloudless skies,
extremely bright sunshine all day long,
dark (no light pollution) extremely starry skies at night
no wind gusts over 10 mph, at any time in the day
sustained "winds" virtually non-existant
sunrise temp anywhere from 56-79 F would do (preferable 65-74 F)
afternoon high from 75-104 F (preferable 85-94 F)

*Does anyone else like my sky conditions, if not my temperatures?

** Now that is what I call perfect, but good Christmas temps are any sunrise temp above freezing, and any daytime high above 55 F, combined with all the sun and light winds that I described earlier. (We've had that once in my lifetime here, I think)
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I would love for it to be snowy on Christmas...no blizzard conditions...just moderate snow, which would keep everyone off the roads. Highs and lows in the 20s...no freezing rain, no ice, no sleet...just snow!
A whole foot of uncleared snow is not enough snow to keep me off the roads, in any kind of car.
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