The notion of white Christmas was becoming a rarity, as it was in 1991 and 2016 that Shimla experienced snow on Christmas, he added.
But the trade-off is another round of hazardous driving conditions as a significant winter storm unfolds across western and north-central NY. Wind gusts in the 40 to 50 miles per hour range through a good portion of the day on Monday will result in blowing and drifting snow, the National Weather Service said in a forecast discussion.
With overnight snow in the forecast, a white Christmas is possible for the Harrisburg area. It does not have to snow on Christmas to qualify.
While, snowfall has eluded Christmas, even the hopes of White New Year is a wishful thought for most of the locals and the tourist.
The Christmas snow may be a gift that keeps on giving.
That trend will most likely continue in 2017, according to meteorologists at the National Weather Service office in Charleston.
Days of cold are expected to follow Christmas, with temperatures expected to be in the 20s on Tuesday and Wednesday and the high teens on Thursday and Friday.
Higher areas in central, southern and eastern Scotland are expected to see snow by the end of Monday.
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The weather service said motorists are asked to use caution while driving.
Children all over the US use a different definition, one that can be roughly summed up as, "There's a Christmas tree in my house and it's snowing outside".
The hazardous weather includes bitter cold wind chills and cold temperatures. A travel advisory was issued Saturday afternoon in Livingston County.
The normal high for Christmas in Chicago is 32 degrees, according to the weather service, though the warmest Christmas Day temperature on record is 64 degrees, set in 1982.
A winter weather advisory remains posted for Ashland, Bayfield and Iron counties in Wisconsin for a few more inches today and tonight, making some roads slick.
Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are expected.
In Wyoming County, a lake effect snow warning is in effect through 6 p.m. Wednesday.