According to Environment Canada, it's looking like we won't have a very white Christmas this year.
In former years, as little as five years, the Drumheller area has seen some decent snowfalls as well as some Christmas' lacking that finesse a fresh snowfall brings.
Our Christmas season is going to be cold. Without a lot of snow.
"There is not much snowfall in the forecast here. Looking back in time over some of the records we have for the Drumheller area, the snowiest day we ever had was 25cm in the month of December here. Back on December 22, 1964," provided Dan Kulak from Environment Canada.
"This year has been kind of warm. On average, our December rainfall is pretty much zero," Kulak continued. "We've had bits of freezing rain around the province here with the warm weather pattern we've had. Generally speaking, it does seem to be a warm December across much of Alberta."
The forecast for the next week is displaying cooler temperatures that will bring us into the new year. Kulak said we should expect that as January tends to be the coldest month out of the year for much of southern Alberta.
"We would normally expect to have some cold weather or an arctic blast here but we haven't had that yet this winter," he concluded.
Dress warmly heading into Christmas and throughout the winter season as covering up your skin is the best way to beat the elements and battle frostbite.