I have had Christmas music streaming in my office since right after Thanksgiving. First it was just a few songs on occasion, and now it is a full time blast of holiday music. I love just about all kinds of Christmas music, but my favorites are the classics I grew up with.
One song that always takes me back to Christmas past is “White Christmas”. I remember wishing for a white Christmas every year, because to a child, it looks so pretty, and it’s so much fun to play in! With the drought that has gripped the Midwest, for anyone from the casual home gardener to the largest producers; any moisture is welcome, no matter what day it is. We need every bit of what the good Lord decides to give us!
As I became older, I still love the thought of a white Christmas, but prefer to stay home when the weather is going to make travel difficult. So, what will it be this year? A white Christmas like Bing Crosby wanted, or smooth traveling?
According to the Farmer’s Almanac, from the 20th through the 23rd of December, the weather will be fair and turning unsettled over the Rockies. On the 24th of December through the 27th, it predicts heavy snow for Colorado and the Plains. So, what does this mean? Well, the Farmer’s Almanac claims an 80 percent accuracy rate for long term forecasting, so it’ll be at least prudent to keep an eye on the local forecasts.
I have been watching the forecasts, and the long term data for a white Christmas is only about 10 to 20 percent for this year. Other weather forecasting models are either predicting rain, or dry conditions. At the time I am writing this, it is still too soon to know for sure what we will wake up to on Christmas morning, but it’s not looking good for the “white stuff”. Either way, if we get a beautiful white Christmas, or if we are dry and the roads safe to travel, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas with the joys and the blessings of the season.