I’m sure my thoughts aren’t unique; I simply wanted to make a note of the historic weather we’re having in the Portland/Vancouver area during this time of year when we sing “may all your Christmases be white” but they rarely are. In fact, I pondered aloud to several, with no rebuttals, that I don’t remember EVER having a white Christmas here at home.

Nor have we ever, in my 30 years at least, experienced this much snow so continually without melting. I remarked to a gal I had met who was new to Portland from Florida that it NEVER had snowed for several days in a row without melting away. And that was last Friday – six days ago. It’s STILL snowing and has been ever since then. Truly remarkable.

For all the fun and excitement of white everywhere, school closures, unexpected days off from work and the like, the forecast was quite plain that it would transition to rain and above freezing temperatures on Christmas Eve, making the white stuff a memory just in time for the day it should be present.

Oh the delightful errors of meteorology.

Rain mixed with snow prevailed on Christmas Eve and then an absence of precipitation for awhile.

When I awoke this morning, I found not only a fresh dusting but that it was snowing heavily, as it did throughout most of the morning and into the early afternoon. A white Christmas at last!!!

Here are some pictures from the scene.

My parents' house. Site of the festivities.

My parents' house. Site of the festivities.

My Pathfinder, parked overnight, had a good dusting on it Christmas morning

My Pathfinder, parked overnight, had a good dusting on it Christmas morning

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