Do You Have a White Christmas?

Dec 24th, 2010, 01:45 PM
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No white Christmas here in L.A. I'm looking out the window right now and it's bright sunshine with a cluster of palm trees against a picture perfect blue sky. Priceless. Happy Travels!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:52 PM
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Southern Finland. And yes, we certainly do. Right now there is 70 cm of white stuff on the ground and more to come next three months. Last time we have had this much snow this south this early has been winter 1915.

Thermometer shows -20°C, and the converter tells me that it is -4°F.

Merry Christmas!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 01:53 PM
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It's a green and sunny Christmas here in Naples Fl and the temp was about 73 today.

Don't miss trudging through the snow and ice. A few flakes on Christmas Eve would be nice though.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 02:22 PM
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It's a warm summer day here in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia. However, The weather has been peculiar over the last couple of weeks, lots of rain and we even had snowfalls in the Australian Alps and Central Tablelands last week. This is practically unheard of!
Merry Christmas everyone.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 02:36 PM
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Just north of Detroit, MI, there is snow on the ground (about 4 inches) but I'd love more.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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No snow in Portland, Oregon (just rain), but many feet of snow about 40 miles away up in the Cascade Mountains. Paris at Christmas in the snow sounds lovely (73 in Naples, FL sounds good too). Merry Christmas!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Going to be a hot and sunny 38c here in Perth, Western Australia. We have had an extremely dry winter so we are desperate for rain but about 900kms north in Carnarvon there have been terrible floods. Lots of damage and loss of fruit & veg crops - sure is weird weather.

Best wishes for a safe and peaceful Christmas.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 03:32 PM
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I bet they were! The Greeks here are all wrapped up, so Paris would be REALLY cold!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 08:15 PM
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It's snowing here now. We are supposed to get 3-4 inches. First white Christmas in nine years.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 08:30 PM
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Cold and snowy in the Detroit metro area. Temps below freezing for a couple weeks now and no sun in almost a week. But that's okay - it's a white Christmas!
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Dec 24th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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It is 29C here in Adelaide - the chart tells me that is 84.2F - and quite sunny.
We have just finished our Christmas lunch and all is quiet.

We did wake up to light cloud and a surprising few drops of rain.
However we have had lots of rain this year, our lawn is green and tall, our water tank is full and our poor neighbors up there in NSW and Queensland (and over in northern WA) are still coping with dreadful floods.

Christmas good wishes to all.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 08:50 PM
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Not likely here in south Texas. In 2004 it actually did snow Christmas Eve and so far two books of pictures have been published (really!).

Shorts, tee shirt and no shoes today for working in the yard. Sigh.
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Dec 24th, 2010, 09:03 PM
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A beautiful 9-29C today in Canberra, just gone 4pm and still haven't finished lunch.
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Dec 25th, 2010, 12:19 AM
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In Louisville, KY it started snowing about 8:00PM on Christmas Eve just in time for Santa. We have a couple of inches now. Not sure if more is expected.
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Dec 25th, 2010, 01:36 AM
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Everywhere is covered in snow here in Cardiff Wales. Beautiful blue sky and about -8 overnight. It's better now, just -2.

Better go and clear some snow as my 74 yr old father is coming for xmas lunch, he falls over in summer, heaven help us getting him the 3 yds from the car to the house in snow and ice.

Have a good holiday everyone !!!

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Dec 25th, 2010, 03:49 AM
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Everything white here in Belfast, clear blue sky, temp -7c, the water pressure has dropped and I have 7 people coming for Roast Goose!! There will be no washing up done here today.

Yesterday in Dublin airport the stranded passengers who could not get home were singing I'm dreaming of a GREEN Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas
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Dec 25th, 2010, 04:02 AM
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"Do You Have a White Christmas? "

No. But we've got one.

Here in central England, snow at Christmas has been almost unheard of since the end of the Little Ice Age in the 1850s. Well-known carols written by locals - like In the Bleak Midwinter are describing the authors' childhood, not the Chritmases they were living through. So, as we use tenses in English English, we simply don't have White Christmases.

But this year, everywhere's covered in half a foot of snow, it was -11 coming out of Midnight Communion overnight, it's sun-blindness sunny, every house in the village is covered in icicles, and the flannerpooch just can't believe his luck. So, though we don't have a white Christmas more than once a century - this year (as English English puts it) we've got the Mother (?Virgin Mother?) of all white Christmases
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Dec 25th, 2010, 04:03 AM
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The sky is just starting to turn pnk over the water in Key Largo. Not looking forward to my flight this afternoon back to snowy Massachusetts and my drive in the predicted snow from there to New York Monday.
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Dec 25th, 2010, 04:31 AM
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Definitely. Snow on the ground and it's still falling. But this is Switzerland so it's not unusual at all.

What is unusual is how bad our roads are being maintained. The country of Switzerland is running out of salt for our roads, which is very unusual. Mismanagement? Short supply of salt? We are all starting to ask ourselves what's behind this brewing scandal.
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Dec 25th, 2010, 05:53 AM
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Last ear we had a mini white Christmas - 2" - so not enough to notice. The;re now predicting 8" for Sat/Sun. And the long-term forecast si for rain New ear's EVe - so warmer than usual - but still yucky for the million people standing in Times Square for 8 plus hours to see the ball drop.
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