Travel on Christmas Eve
Just in time for Christmas, a developing storm will create headaches for anyone planning to travel east of the Mississippi River later this week. The storm will drop heavy snow on the Great Lakes and bring thunderstorms, heavy rain, and gusty winds to almost the entire East Coast. Merry Christmas!
The bulk of the storm occurring on Christmas Eve is reminiscent of what happened the day before Thanksgiving, when a storm dropped heavy snow on the megalopolis and snarled air traffic on the busiest travel day of the year. Thankfully for travelers, the storm will form further inland this year, providing heavy snow to parts of the Great Lakes (mostly Michigan and Ontario) and heavy rain for almost everyone to the storm's east.
Let's take a look at the storm's impacts, beginning with the most hated and loved four-letter-word in the country.
If you're dreaming of a white Christmas and you live in western Michigan, you're in luck, my friend. The most likely area to see snow from this system is along the shores of Lakes Michigan and Superior. The location of the low pressure system will drag large amounts of warm, moist air north from the Gulf of Mexico, so the storm will be a rainmaker for almost everyone except for that narrow corridor near Lake Michigan.
The exact location of the heaviest snow is a little uncertain right now, as the exact track of the cyclone will determine where the heavier bands of snow set up. Runs of both the European and GFS models this morning show that a coating of snow will fall from the northern half of Illinois and across the lake into western Michigan and the U.P. The parallel GFS is painting the heaviest snow across eastern Wisconsin right now, as it takes the low farther to the west than the other two models.
Magic Tree House: Books 29-32: #29 Christmas in Camelot; #30 Haunted Castle on Hallow's Eve; #31 Summer of the Sea Serpent; #32 Winter of the Ice Wizard
Book (Listening Library (Audio))
travel on christmas eve? | Yahoo Answers
be gone by 5/6 am to try to beat some of the traffic, good luck
How many feet per second does Santa travel on Christmas Eve?
There are about 2 billion children in the world, but assuming an average of 1/3 of all those children are on the "Naughty List", we have 600 million children to visit. We can assume that most of these children are concentrated in North and South America and Europe, with an average of 2 children per household. Calculating the distance between every house in each city in these continents, we can estimate about 150,000 miles.
Now, Santa must travel through a 15 ft chimney in 300 million homes, which totals up to 4.5 billion feet or about 852000 miles.
Christmas eve lasts for 31 hours inclu…
What will be the average busiest travel time on Christmas Eve?
the busiest travel day of the holidays is actually the day before Christmas Eve, with 19,000 travelers expected. Be prepared to change travel plans.