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View Poll Results: What's your ideal Christmas weather?
Very cold with packs of snow on the ground. 48 62.34%
Little snow, but cold 8 10.39%
Chilly, drizzly/rainy 3 3.90%
Brisk and Chilly without the snow. 3 3.90%
Warm 10 12.99%
Hot 5 6.49%
Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-28-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I'm surprised that there's nowhere to vote for "severe cold" or "extreme cold."

Very-cold to me ends at 15 F/-10 C
Little cold to me ends at 25 F/-4 C

Toronto gets Christmas lows colder than 15 F/-10 C about 1-in-5 Christmasses.
Toronto gets Christmas lows colder than 0 F/-18 C about 1-in-10 Christmasses.

Toronto gets Christmas highs colder than 15 F/-10 C about 1-in-7 Christmasses.
Toronto gets Christmas highs colder than 5 F/-15 C about 1-in-15 Christmasses.

Record Christmas "warmth" isn't warm or even warmish; record high is around 54 F.
Record warm Christmas morning is probably somewhere in the 40's F.

So our Christmasses are not just cold;
sometimes they can be downright-hazardous for those venturing outdoors to "frolick in the snow."

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Old 05-28-2010, 09:12 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Here in NW NJ (and across much of the country), Christmas 1989 was frigid. I believe the record low is -12 F. But Christmas 1990 was downright balmy, with a record high in the 60s. Both still stand today.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Would like to have a white Xmas once with packs of snow on the ground but just for the novelty factor.

Although I don't think you can beat a Xmas with all the family outside and the kids playing in the pool on a warm and sunny day. Sounds much nicer than freezing and everyone crammed indoors.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Where Trolls get BBQ'd
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75° and balmy for walking on the beach.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Lufkin, TX
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Lol, if I could choose it, I'd have 65 degrees with lots of soft powdery snow all over the place. Too bad it can't happen like that. Oh, and sunshine too!
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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A nice warm day, about 27C or 80F, I think
http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm
I don't even mind a hot Christmas Day, provided a strong southerly change appears about mid-afternoon.
I have spent more Christmas's in Sydney than anywhere else, and many are mediocre and coolish, almost on cue for Chrissie.
Newcastle is slightly warmer, and I am not right on the coastal suburbs.
Certainly a southerly change normally arrives around this time, or at the very least on Boxing Day - which is why the Sydney to Hobart yacht race - Race Record - is never broken year after year.
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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A nice warm day, about 27C or 80F, I think
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I don't even mind a hot Christmas Day, provided a strong southerly change appears about mid-afternoon.
I have spent more Christmas's in Sydney than anywhere else, and many are mediocre and coolish, almost on cue for Chrissie.
Newcastle is slightly warmer, and I am not right on the coastal suburbs.
Certainly a southerly change normally arrives around this time, or at the very least on Boxing Day - which is why the Sydney to Hobart yacht race - Race Record - is never broken year after year.
Same here. The last warm Christmas I can remember was in 2003, and that year only Christmas eve was warm. Christmas day itself was overcast and cold. The last real warm Christmases I can remember were in the late 1990's, I can remember being at the beach with my family as a young kid many Christmas days in those years.

New Years however is *always* hot. On NYE 2006 it was 36C at 1am, and there was another year later on which was basically exactly the same, might have been 2008 or 2009, then NYE 2010 was warm humid and stormy. NYE 2004 was another hot one.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ & Munds Park, AZ
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well, my choice may be a bit biased. it sucks when it is 80 degrees on christmas-it really does. you cannot get into the spirit unless there is snow on the ground. Thats why we sometimes drivwe north to flagstaff area for a white christmas, instead of a hot one. Although, two years ago it was raining on christmas, and about a decade ago, it snowed big white flakes in phx.
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