Do You Have a White Christmas?

Dec 24th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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Do You Have a White Christmas?

Up here in northern Michigan by Higgins Lake we, as usual, have a white Christmas - a very white Christmas and it has not been above freezing now for nearly two weeks.

Q - Where you live Do You Have a White Christmas?
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:16 AM
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It's 73 degrees here in Florida and we might take the boat out....
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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20C here today in southern Greece, so no, we don't have snow! We should be able to see some soon though, on the peak of the mountains across the bay,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/yiassas...7622980640104/
Beautiful to look at, only about 40-50 miles away, but we don't have to cope with it, or the low temps!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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A surprise White Christmas in eastern MA over the last few days - what was supposed to be flurries brought a nice inch or two instead, just enough for "white" but not enough for snafu!

But alas, now back in NYC, no snow to be had... though I'd better add that's a good thing, in case I jinx this gorgeous sunny day!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Yes we do. Snow everywhere still and -3C. Limburg had another 60cms (2ft) of fresh snow overnight. I'm glad to say we didn't.

My son and DIL are in Germany visiting her parents and the roads were closing behind them yesterday - they raced the snow to her parents house and just made it. They are snowed in today so it is touch and go whether they will be able to join us tomorrow.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:51 AM
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PalenQ, seasonally bright and clear in Boston today about 25 degrees with just enough light snow left over from a storm a few days ago to make it look like Christmas!
Merry Christmas to all, no matter the temp.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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It's cold here in Paris, 32F/ 0C and windy which makes it very cold strolling the streets. However, it's snowing and it's Christmas Eve and I'm in Paris.


Yiassas, we met a young Greek couple in front of Notre Dame last night and they were very cold.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:59 AM
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no snow this year in Venice but we do have acqua alta!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Not now. We've had a few flakes - but the snow line is about 00 miles north of here. But - we are anticipating snow Sunday night through Monday - no one seems to know how much yet. Usually we don;t have much until Jan but several years ago we had 12" over Christmas eve. My dad - then 84 and proud as punch that he could still fit into his WWII fatigues - did about 1/4 of the shoveling before I wooshed him back inside.

(For those of you who live in areas that don't usually get snow, every homeowner needs to shovel:

1) a path on the sidewalk plus up to the front door (within the first 24 hours - and the mailman won;t deliver until you do). If you haven;t shoveled and/or deiced and someone falls and is injured your homeowners insurance is void

2) the end of the driveway so you can get the car out into the street

3) the plowed snow away from any cars parked in the street (when we went to bed they said 2 inches so I left my car out in front of the house instead of in the driveway)
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Dec 24th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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In north central Vermont it is white. We haven't had any big storms yet but many smaller ones and about 6 inches earlier in the week.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 10:51 AM
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Here in Montevideo Uruguay we have some 30 ºC (86 º F); we had a little rain but it is sunny now...
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Dec 24th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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Arizona...Can't get used to Christmas without snow..just doesn't feel right.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Get your flaming instruments ready...here in Southern California, out on the deck, it's 68, and in the distance Mt. Wilson and Mt. Baldy are visible, covered in snow. It's a sight we can see on most winter's days, from our kitchen window or on the deck.(Of course, we had six straight days of pouring rain..but sunshine today).
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Dec 24th, 2010, 12:37 PM
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In Toronto, I can see white on the roofs of buildings surrounding my condo. But there is none of the streets. The surrounding area, lots. Partly sunny, somewhat windy, cold.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Not a flake and more rain forecast for tomorrow
I am WELL within the snow belt-- the normal average temp for Dec is just below freezing, but it's been 3-5 degrees above for the past week, and we've had over 100 ml of rain this week--when normal would be 80 ml of SNOW!
So I'm quite bah humbug about the weather. And I'm starting to feel sorry for Europeans who are apparently getting "our" snow--since they don't usually own winter tires, snowboots, snowblowers, and hockey sticks!
But it's Christmas tomorrow, snow or rain, so it's all good.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 12:57 PM
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Hey Pal; A few inches on the ground in southern NH, but we could get a major storm Sunday. Sun is shinning today, temp. in the 30's.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Upstate New York around Saratoga Springs: Only about three inches of snow so far this December. Perhaps a record low? Cold enough though to keep a thin cover of white. No flakes predicted for Christmas Day and maybe a few flurries the rest of next week, all of which suggests January and February will bring much more snow. The town snow plowers are restless; they've been coming through the streets on nights when very little has been on the ground.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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White "F"ing Christmas in bloody SW Scotland and I am totally "F"ing sick of it. Rain please soon.

Never again will I moan about rain. Rain is good, rain brings life, rains doesn't need scraping off your windscreen at 6:30am.

Please rain.

Soon.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:32 PM
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Snowing as I type in Switzerland. About 3 inches so far. Some snow expected tomorrow too.

We spent a wonderful, snowy Christmas Eve day in Colmar, France, with white flakes falling steadily all day. The Christmas market wasn't crowded and we enjoyed a leisurely lunch with delicious Alsace wine at a friendly brasserie.

Cold weather expected this week-end, highs not breaking O C and lows about -13.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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To anyone north of Calais the words "wonderful" and "snow" are mutually exclusive.

In short, we cannot cope with snow.
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