White Christmas in Fort Wayne?December 4th, 2012 at 9:54 pm by Jonathan Conder under Weather
My wife loves Christmas, more so than me and a lot more now that we have a son. She loves it so much, she has a dry erase board on the door leading to the garage, counting down the days. Today, I wasn’t sure what I was going to blog about, but my wife’s festive attitude has inspired me.
What is the chance that Fort Wayne will have a white Christmas?
Now, if you would snoop on my facebook feed, you would see a bunch of my meteorologist friends debate how much snow cover will blanket the region by Christmas. I am not a huge fan of long range forecasting, but there are indicators in the long range ensemble forecasts, that Fort Wayne will have snow on the ground for Christmas.
What does the past tell us? Here is a look at some stats, or averages based on the last 30 years:
- Chance of measurable snow on Christmas day: 33%
- Chance of 1″ of snow on the ground on Christmas day: 43%
Other fun Christmas statistics include:
- Most snow on the ground on Christmas day: 6.1″ in 1915
- Warmest Christmas day: 64° in 1929
- Coldest Christmas morning: -15° in 2004
So, what are your thoughts? Will we have a White Christmas this year? I would love to hear your prediction, so post a reply to my blog post.