White Christmas

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Snow cover blankets much of the nation for a white Christmas this year.

It's a white Christmas this year in Kansas City and St. Louis. The parade of winter storms has "blessed" much of the country with a candy coating of winter white.

NOAA national snow and ice analysis

All of Minnesota is snow covered now. Note that there is as much snow on the ground today at Worthington with 19" on our southern border, as there is at International Falls on our northern border with 19".

"Officially" at Twin Cites Airport we have 7 inches on the ground. If we maintain that number when NWS takes the observation Christmas morning, it will be the "whitest" Christmas in 8 years. We had 10" on the ground in 2000, and 6" last year.

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Christmas climatology around the area

There is deep snow cover up north with a whopping 26" on the ground on the ridge overlooking Lake Superior at Wolf Ridge ELC near Finland.

I had the distinct pleasure of taking a holiday musical weather adventure with Mark Wheat of 89.3 The Current on Jet Streaming today. If you're looking for a unique look at weather themes in holiday music check this one out. It's really different and brings Mark's unique musical perspective to weather.

Jet Streaming podcast

You can also track Santa tonight with NORAD's Santa Tracker as he heads for Minnesota.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

PH