Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A White Christmas

Last year, after many days of cold weather and snow cover, rain and highs in the 40s eradicated our snow cover on Christmas Day.  In 2008, it was cold with some flakes and temps in the 20s, and there was a few inches of snow cover.  Two days later, the high hit 65°!

This year, temperatures will allow the current snow cover to remain in place for much of the viewing area into this weekend.

The following maps and tables show the percent probabilities for a snow depth of at least 1 inch on Christmas morning, as well as the probabilities for a depth of at least 5 inches and 10 inches.  The Dataset for the period of 1961-1990 was used to compute these statistics.

***A white Christmas is defined by having at least 1" of snow on the ground Christmas morning***

Probability of             1"            5"           10"
   CINCINNATI              11%              4%             0%
   CLEVELAND              50%            17%            0%
   COLUMBUS                 23%              0%            0%
   DAYTON                      27%              3%            0%
   FINDLAY                     41%              0%            0%
   MANSFIELD               47%              3%            0%
   TOLEDO                 57%         3%          0%
   YOUNGSTOWN         50%            10%           0%
   ZANESVILLE              21%               3%           0%





ON ANY GIVE YEAR, TOLEDO HAS A 57% CHANCE OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS.