A Green New Year Too?

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This was the scene on Christmas Day in Sault Ste. Marie last year.

Well Christmas has come and gone without the piles of the white stuff that we normally see Christmas morning, but how does the New Year look?

Will we continue to see green into the new year?

Not likely.

Starting today temperatures begin to stay below freezing so any snow we do get won’t have the chance of melting like we’ve seen before. Though there is no major snow event forecast, there’s a good chance of accumulation starting tonight with a few centimeters expected.

Then a break for a few days before more pronounced snow showers hit the area starting Tuesday and lasting through Thursday. The call at the moment is 10 to 15cm by New Year’s eve.  As mentioned before, temperatures are cooling so chances are this snow will stick around to usher in 2016.

Though this winter won’t be anything like the last two, January and February look to be turning back to normal as the El Nino begins to break down, allowing the polar jet stream to move further south – this will bring much cooler air and much more snow than we’ve seen so far.

Downed trees and power lines were the call on Christmas Eve as temperatures soared to 10c with strong winds.
Downed trees and power lines were the call on Christmas Eve as temperatures soared to 10c with strong winds.

 

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