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    Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    I keep watching the weather forecasts and models, and I hate the idea of having two snowless winters in a row. If this trend continues, it is adios Iowa. Part of the beauty of living in this state is having 4 wonderful seasons. It is now becoming the dry and drier seasons.

    Santa, bring me some snow for Christmas.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Fall is what does it for me in Iowa. as long as we have fall I could care less how mild and snowless the winters are becoming. I will admit I would like snow on Xmas day, but then it can go away immediately after.




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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    The first ice storm is great on campus. People slipping everywhere.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Historically Des Moines has a 50% chance of a White Christmas (1" or more snow on the ground)

    (Source: National Climatic Data Center, via Wikipedia)




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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Be careful what you wish for. Weather pattern could change abruptly, which is one of the truly Iowa things.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    NE IA had snow last year.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Quote Originally Posted by InCytful View Post
    Be careful what you wish for. Weather pattern could change abruptly, which is one of the truly Iowa things.

    Drought pattern still holding. I hope this changes soon. My daughter looks for snow everyday because she loves sledding.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    I wouldn't put too much stock in long term forecasts. Weathermen have a hard enough time guessing what tomorrow will be like.
    Personally, I'd be happy if it never snowed, especially around Christmas. I hate getting up in the middle of the night to push snow and potentially missing Christmas (like two years ago), and nice weather equals longer construction season.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Drought pattern still holding. I hope this changes soon. My daughter looks for snow everyday because she loves sledding.
    I agree. Here in Omaha we're way under for precipitation for the year. I'd even shovel snow for it...



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Quote Originally Posted by InCytful View Post
    I agree. Here in Omaha we're way under for precipitation for the year. I'd even shovel snow for it...
    In the Twin Cities we are 8 inches of snow below the average.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Part of the reason I moved to the Pacific Northwest was to get away from the snow. We are now firmly entrenched in rainy season here. Mount Baker Ski Area, about 45 minutes away from where I live, has between 48" - 60" of snow on the slopes (most in the US according to their website), so I can get a snow fix on my own terms.


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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    Part of the reason I moved to the Pacific Northwest was to get away from the snow. We are now firmly entrenched in rainy season here. Mount Baker Ski Area, about 45 minutes away from where I live, has between 48" - 60" of snow on the slopes (most in the US according to their website), so I can get a snow fix on my own terms.
    I thought this phrase was banned around here??



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    Quote Originally Posted by Tailg8er View Post
    I thought this phrase was banned around here??
    He just means that his family will move soon, but hasn't told them yet.



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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    I am ashamed of myself.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

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    Re: Christmas in Iowa with no snow

    I had no snow accumulation longer than 12 hours at all last year in Chicago. I know even other neighborhoods and burbs had a day or two of snow cover, but my street didn't have any snow stick all winter, let alone just for the holidays.



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