Hoping for a white Christmas?
It’s going to be a white Christmas for some people in the lower mainland after all.
But… it won’t be the ‘perfect white Christmas.’
Global BC Meteorologist Michael Kuss says it’s going to be a sunny Christmas more than anything.
“The official definition of a white Christmas is two centimeters of snow on the ground at 7 a.m. on Christmas morning. Now, an ideal or perfect Christmas has snow also falling on Christmas morning but the definition of a white Christmas is just 2cm of snow on the ground Christmas morning. And we have two centimeters on the ground especially around the tri-cities, parts of the north shore and Surrey.
But for those who saw sprinkle of Snow in the last 48 hours — that’s as White as its going to get.
“No, we’re not going to get any new snow, but that’s not the definition of a White Christmas. The definition of a White Christmas is two centimeters of snow on the ground, it doesn’t have to fall on Christmas Day. The definition of a perfect Christmas is two centimeters on the ground and falling snow on Christmas day as of 7 a.m.”
Kuss says more than anything it’s going to be a bright Christmas.
“Lots of sun, cold, compared to seasonal here in Vancouver but definitely sunny into the afternoon.”
He says it will feel like Christmas with temperatures hitting minus four.
The last time the lower mainland saw a white Christmas was back in 2008 with 41 centimeters.
Before that: 1998 with 20 centimeters and 1996 with 15 centimeters.