Chicagoland on Verge of Breaking No Snow Record for 2012

Where's the white stuff already?

We've seen a few snow flurries out there, but nothing measurable (one-tenth of an inch or more).

If this trend continues through the end of Monday, 2012 will break the 1994 record for the number of days between measurable snow falls, which is 280 days, according to a story in Sunday's Chicago Tribune.

There is a 35 percent chance for some snow today in Lake Zurich, according to Accuweather.com, but accumulation is unlikely.

The Midwest is currently experiencing a snow drought, and the chance of having a White Christmas isn't looking promising.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) reports the U.S. Lower 48 snowpack is a quarter the most recent 10 year average for early December.

Historically, the Chicago region has only a 45 percent chance of seeing a postcard snowy Christmas, according to data from the NOAA.

The last white Christmas in our region was in 2010, when 2-4 inches fell on Christmas Eve into Christmas day.

What’s the Chance of a White Christmas in Lake Zurich?

Do you care if we are a having a "snow drought?" 

Jeffrey Peterson December 10, 2012 at 06:18 PM
There needs to be snow on the ground. Too many people think this is a good thing, but the fact of the matter is that without a cold snowy winter, the Midwestern drought will get worse- much worse! Time to promote water conservation just in case.


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