Welcome to The "Brooklyn Raindeer Report"™The Brooklyn Raindeer Report™ advises all parents, Santas, Christmas carolers, elves, and of course Brooklyn reindeer as to the likelihood of rain, snow, or warm weather on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.
Will the weather be naughty or nice in New York this Christmas? What will the weather bring us this Christmas and Christmas Eve? Will it snow for Christmas?
The Brooklyn Raindeer Report™: 2012 Christmas Weather in NYCIn a nutshell: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are predicted to be partly cloudy, with the possibility of rain and maybe snow showers. Look for highs in the mid-to-upper 30s and overnight lows in the mid 20s, according to timeanddate.com.
Santa should be done with his or her work by sunrise, which is at 7:19 A.M. Brooklyn, New York time in 2012.
New sleds and winter snow boots won't be useful this Christmas Day. However, kids might try out new skateboards or bikes, scarves, hats and warm coats — and all indoor toys might prove useful as the afternoon weather will be damp and chilly.
Santa might consider joining the Coney Island Polar Bear Club dip into the Atlantic Ocean; by North Pole standards, it will feel positively warm this year!
Weather Forecast for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 25, 2012Christmas Eve 2012 in Brooklyn, New York:
High: 33 degrees Fahrenheit and partly cloudy
Low: 25 Fahrenheit
The Brooklyn Raindeer™ forecast: Maybe a few snowflakes or raindrops at night for Christmas caroling, but cool. Sunset is at 4:34 PM.
Christmas Day 2012 in Brooklyn New York:
High: 37 degrees Fahrenheit and partly cloudy
Low: 25 Fahrenheit
Raindeer forecast: Maybe a few snowflakes or raindrops. Chilly but not brutally cold. Sunset is at 4:34 PM. The Brooklyn Raindeer™ forecast: Santa should plan to arrive before sunrise, which is at 7:19 A.M., Eastern Standard Time.
Often Warmer-Than-You-Might-Think, New York Christmas Weather is FickleBrooklyn is part of the New York City ecosystem. And like Manhattan and the other boroughs, December holiday weather is quite variable.
One year, we can have sleeting snow storms and cross country skiing in Prospect Park on December 25th. The next year, on a Christmas Eve walk across Brooklyn Bridge the weather feels as balmy as springtime in Florida.
This year, we are having an average weather pattern, compared to decades past. See the historical data below.
Average Temperatures in Brooklyn New York on Christmas Eve and Christmas DayFor both days, here are the average temperatures, historically:
12/24: Avg. High: 41° Fahrenheit (5 Celsius) Record High: 61° Fahrenheit(16 Celsius) (1996)
12/25: Avg. High: 41° Fahrenheit (5 Celsius) Record High: 63° Fahrenheit(17 Celsius)(1982)