Ok… how about this weather, though? It’s December 6th, not to mention 19 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS, and it’s nearly 50 degrees! I’m not complaining because I love warm weather, but it’d be nice to have a white Christmas for the holiday.
Being the weirdo that I am, I have been paying very close attention to the upcoming weather forecasts and it seems that the chance for a white Christmas in Iowa this year seems to be melting away… Ha. No pun intended. According to Netweather.tv, the forecast unfortunately stays in tune with more wet and windy weather. With the medium range models not quite in range yet, we’re still reliant on broader trends, but they are hinting toward cooler theme later in the month. Obviously there’s still plenty of time for the forecasts to change, but we will just have to wait and see.
To me, when I think of Christmas I immediately envision snow, that’s why it seems so important to have a white Christmas. I feel that snow really brings in the Christmas spirit and without it, it would just be some other day- like snow makes the holiday more special or something. I don’t know… whenever I think back to previous Christmases I always remember the snow and how it made our Christmas lights seem 10 times prettier. Also, my entire childhood was based on Santa Claus and his reindeer flying through the sky on his sleigh, which immediately makes you think of snow and wintery weather. It definitely feels normal for there to be snow on the ground during Christmastime and thinking about it not being there just seems outright strange.
I always enjoy driving around Cedar Rapids and looking at all of the pretty Christmas lights that people have up on their house and all of the different Christmas decorations– factoring in the snow aspect makes the experience all that much better.
I feel like this blog post may seem pretty pointless to some people, but honestly, snow for Christmas is a MUST for me. Without it, I don’t know, it just won’t seem like Christmas.