It's no secret that I am not a fan of winter. Or late fall, or early spring. You get the idea - warm weather months are my favorite in the Southern Tier of New York State and Northeast Pennsylvania.

Would I be happier living in other parts of the country where it's warm all the time? In theory, probably, but in reality, I would most likely miss the changing of the seasons and show to an extent. Plus summer in some of those warm climates is just as brutal as in some of the bitterly cold, snowy climates that we experience.

We often talk about the hopes for snow on the ground around Christmas time. My family always mentions that snow on the ground two weeks before and two weeks after would be good and then bring back warmer weather. Well, that's not going to happen, but at least snow on the ground on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day would be just fine. Just no falling snow on either day so we can travel.

Read more: Christmas Weather Records In Binghamton NY

So, what are the possibilities of a White Christmas this year? Well, it's probably too far out still to know for sure, especially since our area weather is so unpredictable. But the US National Weather Service Binghamton NY at the Binghamton Regional Airport has put together a chart of the history of a White Christmas in the Binghamton area on their Facebook page dating from 1952 to 2021 that shows us the odds are in our favor.

As you can see, for the past six years, there has been between 1 and 3 inches of snow on the ground for Christmas Day. And since 2000, 14 of those 22 years have had snow on the ground, so the odds are in our favor I would say.

Note that only two of the past 22 years have there been over 3 inches of snow on the ground on Christmas Day according to the National Weather Service in Binghamton. And that's fine with me. Merry Christmas.

[via Facebook US National Weather Service Binghamton NY]

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