For those of you living in our nation's capital, and who are dreaming of a White Christmas, well, keep dreaming. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 7-percent chance that snow will fall on December 25. And that figure is mighty generous; the forecast for Sunday is a sizzling 72-degrees!
The most snow ever recorded at Christmas was 1962, when John and Jackie were in the White House. There was a whopping 5.4 inches that day.
The coldest Christmas day in this city was a bone-chilling 3 degrees, in 1983, back when people wore silver moon boots, orange rugby pullovers, and purple legwarmers. Would have come in handy that day.
The most recent Christmases with a speck of snow were in 2002 and 1993, respectively.
Here's how it breaks down, for all you history buffs. Since 1888, when detailed snow records were first kept, Washington has experienced snow only nine times. Nine times.
(Picture, if you will, the dorky principal in Ferris Bueller's Day Off repeating this for emphasis. Nine times.)
In other words, Washingtonians can expect some snow on Christmas every 14 years, which is also when we can expect the Redskins to make the playoffs.
Happy holidays everyone!