Christmas morning becomes even more magical for our children if we get to see snow falling and a nice coating of white on all the trees and grass. So the big question is will we get a white Christmas this year? The answer is leaning towards yes as of right now! If you are inland the chances are much higher that you'll see about an inch or two of snow Christmas morning.
For the shoreline it will depend on the temperatures. If the temps are above freezing the snow won't stick and the white Christmas will be a no show. The shoreline may also see rain mixing in with the snow in the morning which would also limit the accumulation.
Please feel free to tweet me some photos Christmas morning if you received snow in your locale. My twitter handle is @ctweathergeek.
I just wanted to let everyone know that its going to be stormy tonight and tomorrow. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected late tonight through tomorrow morning. Minor flooding is possible with this storm so watch out in those poor drainage areas. There will also be a chance for some thunderstorms. 1-2 inches of rain is expected.
The Winds are going to be very strong with gusts over 40 mph at times!
ME? I'll be geeking it up and monitoring the weather stats with my weather station. I hope to be able to record some high wind gusts and rainfall rates from this system. It's nights like these that are a little slice of weather geek heaven.
1776 – During the American Revolution, Washington invaded Trenton NJ in a snowstorm where over 2 ft of snow fell in parts of Virginia and Maryland. In Trenton, sleet and freezing rain was falling.
2004 – Moderate to heavy snow fell in Connecticut on Christmas Eve. The town of Killingly received 7 inches of snow.
1969 – A winter storm stalled over New England from December 25-28 and blanketed the Northeast with snow. Albany received 26 inches and Burlington VT received 30 inches of snow!
1987 – Tucson AZ received 3 inches of snow giving them their first white Christmas since 1916!
1989 – Jacksonville, FL received several inches of snow on the 23rd and it stuck around long enough to give everyone a white Christmas in 1989!
The Geoff Fox story will be told on the Dr. Phil Show on Wednesday December 12th at 9:00AM on WTNH channel 8. Don't miss it!
Ryan and myself after the show
The "weather experience" presented by NBC Connecticut was a blast last night! There was a good turnout of weather enthusiasts who showed up to hear how NBC creates their weather forecasts. Ryan Hanrahan and Brad Field were excellent hosts and shared amazing stories and taught us about their "exact track" weather forecasting models.
There were also many youngsters who had the chance to stand in front of a "green screen" and do forecasts. We also learned why the screen is green and what the technology is behind that. I learned several things I didn't know and found the whole presentation very well organized and thought out.
There was a trivia segment which was very fun. Questions were asked about historic flooding, historic blizzards, and tornadoes! Prizes were handed out for correct answers and NBC also gave out some free promotional material at the end.
After the show concluded, Brad and Ryan stuck around to chat with weather geeks like myself and took pictures with fans and signed autographs. It was a very fun night and encourage anyone interested in weather to check out the next show whenever that may come.
Here are some pictures I took at the show...
My drive into work this morning was a lot foggier than I had thought it would be. It wasn't bad enough to be dangerous but just enough to snap some really cool pictures. Check out a few that I took on my way in to work this morning!