A major arctic air intrusion is on the way with wind chills below zero expected for much of the Southern/Central Plains. This will be some of the coldest air we’ve seen in years. Some people will experience their first White Christmas in a decade, but the chances of a widespread event are low. It looks like most people will to have to say “maybe next year” to that bit.
I know you probably didn’t come here for an analysis on the depth of the cold air though — so let’s talk about what you really want to know about: Will I get a White Christmas?
- As of right now, snow totals appear quite meager for much of the region. The best chances for measurable snow that sticks around will be in Southern Nebraska/Iowa/Missouri.
- Major travel impacts from snow are unlikely across much of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Though given the temperatures, even very light precipitation would have a tendency to ice up the roads.
- The big story from this system will be the cold air, not the snow.
A Gentle Plea: Take Care of Your Pets
This cold air will be deadly for both humans and our furry family members alike. Please bring them inside or give them a warm/dry place to weather this cold snap.