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Posted on Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 10:02 a.m.

Hoping for a White Christmas in Ann Arbor? Keep dreaming

By Cindy Heflin

Anyone determined to have a Christmas like the one Bing Crosby sang about in 1942 will have to get out of town.


You won't be seeing a scene like this in Ann Arbor this Christmas.

Courtesy Brian Delaney

A white Christmas won’t happen in the Ann Arbor area, said National Weather Service meteorologist Rachel Kulik.

A few flakes of the white stuff are possible Thursday evening and a few more on the evening of Christmas Day, but no significant accumulation is expected, Kulik said. That may disappoint snow-lovers, but it should make for easy holiday traveling.

After some rain today and a cloudy day Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday promise to be mostly sunny, at least during daylight hours, the National Weather Service said. Highs will be in the 30s all three days.



Thu, Dec 22, 2011 : 3:22 p.m.

I am just enjoying the quiet sound my furnace makes when it is not running 24/7 and looking forward to a gas bill in January that doesn't break the bank. And I am quite sure the Road Commission, cities and villages are also enjoying it thus far as they are not spending massive amounts of money on road salt/sand and overtime. Seems like a win/win to me .... UNLESS you own a ski resort or a snowplowing business.


Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 4:44 p.m.

I would prefer snow to this nasty, gray, bone chilling weather. At least the light reflects off the snow, and in the country it stays beautiful longer.


Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 5:37 p.m.

I'm talking about the dampness. As a carpenter I worked outside year round and grew to prefer it. But as I've aged the dampness definitely affects how I feel. Actually, a ray of sun just appeared! lol


Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 5:10 p.m.

If you think the current conditions qualify as "bone-chilling", I have some bad news for you..


Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 3:35 p.m.

Hoping for any sort professional commitment from the annarbor.con? Keep dreaming.


Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 3:57 p.m.

I hope Santa brings you some Christmas cheese to go with your whine


Wed, Dec 21, 2011 : 3:29 p.m.

Thank Goodness! X-mas without snow reminds me of home!