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Old 07-10-2010, 02:16 AM
 
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Good Morning everyone..., I'm planning a Christmas week working vacation of which I'll be taking some members of my family who have never seen snow in their lives !!! I'll be staying mostly around Tarrytown/Nyack. Since I don't have the luxury of going up to the Adirondacks B/C of work, I'd like to know what are the chances of seeing everything covered in snow around the Westchester/Rockland county areas..., maybe even western Conn. Also, I'll be making a trips out to Eastern L.I. & NYC..., Thank you, in advance for any & all responses...,
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:42 AM
 
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On Christmas Day itself, or around that time? And how long will you be here?

The reason I ask is because it's really random. I can remember maybe one or two times when we got snow on Christmas.

It's different every year. Some years, we don't get snow before Christmas. Some years, the snow starts in November and it piles on. More than a few years, we've gotten snow anywhere from a couple days to two weeks before Christmas, and instead of "white Christmas" it's dirty gray slush Christmas.

If you're here for a couple of weeks you'll have a much better chance of getting a good snow. If you can come up in January or February, even better. But Christmas is a gamble.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:48 AM
 
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Thanks, Plan..., we'll be there from Dec. 20th - 28th..., maybe even spending New Years there, depending on business..., but for the most part the 20th thru the 28th...,
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:21 AM
 
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You never know.

I can't find historical data for Westchester at the National Weather Service, but a list of Central Park's December snowfall totals shows:

- 12 inches for Dec. 2009
- 6 for 2008
- 3 for 2007
- 0 for 2006
- 10 for 2005
- 3 for 2004
- 19.8 for 2003

I remember Dec. 2006. It was bizarre. We had temperatures in the 60s and 70s through the whole month and into the first week of January.

IIRC we did have snow on the ground for Christmas last year, but it was old snow from five or six days earlier.

Well, here's to hoping you wake up to snow on the ground and you get to crack out the Bing Crosby records.
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Old 07-10-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Ask Nostradamus.

Usually Chances are 40% around that time .... but this year it could be 20% becuase of La Nina Phase we're currently switching into. Tell them to pack lots of coats.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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we go to nyc every christmas eve. I believe it did not snow this past Christmas. If my memory serves me right it usually rains or is very cold and windy during that time. Maybe once in the last ten years has it snowed. But then again you never. The only thing that is certain is that they will have a better chance in late January then late december :/
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Officially the NWS says about 1 in every 3 to 4 Christmases in this area have snow cover.....northern Westchester is closer to the 3 and NYC closer to the 4.

Note that just one hour or so north of here (Dutchess/Orange Counties) have a lot more snow/snow cover than here, so if you don't see snow here then, you may be able to just take a short drive for it. Drive two hours (Albany, Catskills, Hartford/Springfield area) and I almost guarantee you'll see snow somewhere. Long Island you're actually equal to if not a little less likely to see snow than NYC.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Im going to go for it and predict No snow this Christmas. Based on a Moderate La Nina. We're gonna have a fridgid winter but little snow.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Westchester County, NY
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Im going to go for it and predict No snow this Christmas. Based on a Moderate La Nina. We're gonna have a fridgid winter but little snow.
Check out the CT forums, this guy is better than the TV weather people, no I'm not kidding......
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Check out the CT forums, this guy is better than the TV weather people, no I'm not kidding......
LOL...Thanks 7Wishes...Nice to see you here too. Long term is always tough but maps and models make it easy to call a storm 4 weeks in advance.
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