Most Midwest farm families won’t see a white Christmas this year
Brownfield Meteorologist Greg Soulje says most Midwest farm families are unlikely to have a “white Christmas” this year.
He says aside from some early snow in the Dakotas, Minnesota and upper Great Lakes region, winter precipitation has been almost non-existent.
“A lot of the Heartland, Midwest and Plains are in the midst of a snow drought and likely to stay that way through the holiday weekend.”
And what little snow that is left in those areas is likely to disappear before the end of the weekend.
“Some folks and Santa might be able to get in blade down. For others in many areas of the plains and Midwest it will likely be wheels down for Santa with bare, dry ground and probably some signs of again record and near record setting warmth.”
He says the thought of missing a white Christmas is likely a sigh of relief for the delta and deep south regions after the historic cold, ice and snow storm they received around this time last year.
“That might stir up a bad reminder of last year and I am sure a lot of those folks have bad memories of a white and icy Christmas.”
But he says while winter has started off mild, patterns are looking more active come January.