Dreaming of a white Christmas?
Snow!!! Outside of kids looking for a day off from school, most people seem to dread it. That is except for around Christmas time. As we get into the middle of December, several of you are already asking about our chances of a white Christmas. Honestly, it's still a little early to say. There are a few things we can look at though.
In the same way it seems we are a region divided, when it comes to winter storms, so is our area when it comes to a white Christmas. Southern KY and NW TN only have about a 5-10% chance, while northern KY, S IL and SEMO have an 11-25% chance. Again, that's looking at history...not a forecast for this year.
Something a little more specific to look at is the 8-14 day weather outlook, issued by the Climate Prediction Center. The outlook covering December 21-27 calls for near average temperatures and near to above average precipitation. Our average high for Christmas Day is 44, and an average low of 25.
The question for this year is whether history will repeat itself. Last year, parts of the area had about 3" on the ground. We'll have a better idea in the days to come.
Meteorologist Kyle Mounce