Dreaming of a White Christmas? Forecast According to Farmer’s Almanac
By Claire Wilson
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Aren’t we all. Every year, we silently hope for the temperature to drop and to wake up on Christmas morning to see a white blanket covering the ground. It is something about the flurries and the eerie noise of the wind, the glistening snowflakes and having our dreams fulfilled. As Christmas approaches us, the hope for snow begins. According to The Farmers’ Almanac, and the two month weather forecast for Russellville, Kentucky, rain, snow, and colder temperatures are expected for the week of Christmas! This could result in a white Christmas, but it could also result in a gray, slushy one.
Let’s take a look at the number of white Christmas’ we have had in the past 18 years since LCHS seniors were born:
1998-1999: 0 inches 2009-2010: 0 inches
1999-2000: 0 inches 2010-2011: 0 inches
2000-2001: 0 inches 2011-2012: 0 inches
2001-2002: 0 inches 2012-2013: 0 inches
2002-2003: .5 inches 2013-2014: 0 inches
2003-2004: 0 inches 2014-2015: 0 inches
2004-2005: 0 inches 2015-2016: 0 inches
2005-2006: 0 inches
2006-2007: 0 inches
2007-2008: 0 inches
2008-2009: 0 inches
Russellville’s average monthly snowfall for December is under an inch, but hopefully Mr. Crosby’s wishes can come true for the first time in LCHS students’ lives.