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Old 17-12-2015, 08:20   #1
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Will your Christmas be white and snowy

Environment Canada has analyzed 59 years of weather records for 43 major centres across Canada, and calculated the probability of having a white snow-covered Christmas Day.

Environment and Climate Change Canada - Weather and Meteorology - Chance of White Christmas

And in other cheery news; 58 grocery stores across Ontario to sell beer starting today.
Full list of Ontario grocery stores that sell beer - Toronto - CBC News
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Old 17-12-2015, 09:34   #2
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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

And for our friends in the USA:
https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/histo...hite-christmas
Probability of a White Christmas
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Old 17-12-2015, 09:53   #3
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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

There are three words that give us our cue regarding snow in the low lands of the PNW. "Frazier River Canyon" If a high can slide north of a low to the south and into north central BC. We can get a flow out the canyon that runs under the moist air of the low and voila! a couple feet of snow. So far this year, el nino and the blob have forced systems out of the gulf of AK north of Van Isle. Alas no snow is likely.
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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

long range forecast calling for 2 deg on the positive side of zero here on the most Easternly tip of north america, The Rock!!
5 cm on the ground now but hoping for the warm southerly winds to keep the snow in the form of liquid this winter, usually not.
May even get out to the boat for some maintenance over the season, last year there was several feet of snow to contend with.
I really envy everyone who will have their hook set in that tropical sand over the holidays:
Anyone wanting any snow for xmas, there is medication for that!!! LOL
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Old 17-12-2015, 11:46   #5
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There are three words that give us our cue regarding snow in the low lands of the PNW. "Frazier River Canyon" If a high can slide north of a low to the south and into north central BC. We can get a flow out the canyon that runs under the moist air of the low and voila! a couple feet of snow. So far this year, el nino and the blob have forced systems out of the gulf of AK north of Van Isle. Alas no snow is likely.
But great snow in mountains 80 inches at mt baker and whiteoit conditions on snoqualmie pass today at just over 3k ft.
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Mine will be warm and sunny! Love a Florida Christmas! Lol
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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

4" of snow, 1" of ice, 18 degrees...

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Old 19-12-2015, 22:08   #8
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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

It's the Rosby Waves, AKA Jet Stream, getting destabilized. A couple of years ago we had a lot of record higs in the spring. Same pattern as now. Last year the trough got stuck off the East Coast, causing that bitter winter. We were down to 1F at the boat and weeks well below freezing. This year it will be 72 on Christmas Eve and 59 on Christmas Day.

Wilmington, DE area, just South of Philadelphia.

Last year there were many days when we were below or just above Bonavista, NL, where we have a cabin and family.

Earth Wind can show the Jet Stream and how destabilized it has become.


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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

If our Christmas is white and snowy, my navigation is way worse than I thought. Ann will fire me, and I would contemplate ending it all...

but then, there WAS snow on Mt Wellington in Hobart just a few days ago!

For those that like it... good luck. As for me, snow is something for other folks to shovel!

Ann and I hope that all good CFers have a good holiday season wherever their anchors are set.

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If our Christmas is white and snowy, my navigation is way worse than I thought. Ann will fire me, and I would contemplate ending it all...

but then, there WAS snow on Mt Wellington in Hobart just a few days ago!

For those that like it... good luck. As for me, snow is something for other folks to shovel!

Ann and I hope that all good CFers have a good holiday season wherever their anchors are set.

Jim (now in East Boyd Bay awaiting tonight's southerly change)
Merry Christmas Jim and Ann! No snow for us in the Florida Keys....Loving the 80* temps here.

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I had snow on my deck in 1971,- that won't happen again!
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Re: Will your Christmas be white and snowy

The last forecast I checked for New England was cold, wet and rainy, no snow.

Wouldn't mind a white Christmas as long as it doesn't come until we get to Massachusetts and don't get stuck in an airport somewhere.
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Chances are good!
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not a chance in hell in my neighborhood--is why i relocated to tropical waters. no freeking snow. thank the gods, and my intelligence and sensibilities.
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