Or perhaps, a white Hanukkah (one in eight will do!), if you don’t celebrate/observe Christmas.
Please give your location, and if it’s the norm for you.
We are in Baltimore County, Maryland. We did not have snow, but we had a lot of rain. No snow on Christmas seems pretty usual for me so far, having been here only five years. Growing up in Alberta, I had snow about 70% of the time; the remaining years, there had been a Chinook wind which melted it all.
We had a gray Christmas in Boston. A white xmas is always a distinct possibility for us here-abouts, but not as common an occurance as they’d have you expect on the white-christmas-hyping weather forecasts in the week or so before xmas. I recall few.
On the other hand, three years ago, it snowed so hard got snowed in at my in-laws place. That was kind of fun, actually.
NW of Denver there’s still a foot or so of snow. Certainly not normal, only a 35% chance of snow on the ground and a 10% chance of measurable snowfall on christmas.
This year, as Lamar Mundane mentioned, fresh snow on x-mas eve but none x-mas day.
Bend, Oregon. Smack-dab in the middle. High desert.
We had a gray Christmas. Drizzly and cold. Occasionally, we’d see a few flakes, but the temperature never dropped below 34. It’s only cleared up a few hours ago- now it’s just windy. The weathermen keep saying it’s going to snow… but if it rains, it’s too warm, and once it’s cold enough, it stops precipitating. Just can’t win.
I’m starting to think I’ll never see a white Christmas.
Yes, it was a white Christmas here in southern Saskatchewan, with a temperature hovering around freezing. So, a nice day, in what has been, thus far, a nice winter (with a couple of side trips into -20 weather). I haven’t plugged my car in yet this winter, and haven’t worn gloves in a month.
I’m near Boise, Idaho. On Thursday (12/21) we got about 2 inches of snow. By Christmas most of it had melted but there were still a few patches of snow left, so I’d say it barely passed for a white Christmas. Then it rained last night and by today all of the snow was gone. All the snow that’s left is up in the nearby mountains.
In Albuquerque, we had snow left over from the big storm last week and the smaller one on Friday night. At my inlaws’ house between here and Santa Fe, where we actually spent Christmas Eve and Day, there was just enough snow left on the ground to look pretty but not any on the paved roads. I’d say that’s just about right, since we in New Mexico can’t drive on snow or ice to save our (or anyone else’s) lives.