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I'm dreaming of a white Christmas ....

Here we are going into the middle of December, and what a difference a year has made for central Wisconsin for snowfall.  Last year at this time, we were just a handful of days removed from a HUGETASTIC snow storm, and Wausau had over a foot of snow on the ground.  As of Thursday, there is nothing officially being reported on the ground, although there are spots with some snow around town.  Farther south, there is nothing, farther north, there are areas with closer to 4" still on the ground, but that is few and far between.

Here's a look at a satellite estimate of the current snow pack across Wisconsin.

 

 

As it stands right now today (Thursday Dec 15), there are only a handful of storm systems that look to roll through Wisconsin through next weekend.  Most of the computer models hint at a small chance for some very light snowfall (<1") for Saturday and then again a slight chance for a few light snow showers Tues/Wed of next week. It looks like the active storm track will stay south of our area in Wisconsin.

Here's the computer models for the middle and end of next week.  Active storm track stays south...

 

 

If you have some snow cover now, I think there will be enough of that that remains into Christmas weekend.  That line is roughly just north of highway 29 and then north up into the UP of Michigan.  Those areas farther south still look like a white Christmas may not happen.

Keep in mind this is 10 days away and that things could always change.
Here's the average % of White Christmases:

 

 

 

As you can see, most of our area has a White Christmas 76% of the time or greater the farther north. Time will tell...

 

Be careful on the roads out there over the course of the next week!

 

Let me apologize to everyone for the audio issues we have experienced over the past week. We have things fixed and ready from this point forward,,, let's just say, HD stuff is very complicated and VERY expensive!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

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