SOURCE: Weather Underground

December 23, 2008 05:00 ET

Santa's Weather Forecast Now Available for Christmas Eve

High Winds and Freezing Temperatures Won't Delay Santa and His Reindeer From Leaving His Workshop on Schedule; Wunderground.com Issues Global "Flying Reindeer Forecast" at www.wunderground.com/santaforecast/

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - December 23, 2008) - The weather this Christmas Eve at Santa's Workshop will be foggy and frigid, with temperatures around 20 degrees below zero -- but Santa Claus and his reindeer are still expected to depart on schedule, thanks to Rudolph's shiny red nose.

That's the forecast from Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology and blogger for wunderground.com, who has prepared a "Flying Reindeer Forecast" for Santa's journey around the world.

The blog gives a forecast across each continent for the weather conditions that Santa will likely have to contend with on his epic journey around the globe.

Media organizations -- and good little boys and girls -- can see Santa's weather forecast and weather maps at www.wunderground.com/santaforecast/

"As always Santa will face some hazardous weather conditions, but he will be well prepared as he always checks his weather at wunderground.com," reassured Dr. Masters. "Yes, it's going to be tricky in parts, but we predict that Santa will come through OK."

About Dr. Jeff Masters

Jeffrey Masters, Ph.D. co-founded Weather Underground in 1995. As Director of Meteorology, Dr. Masters blogs daily on a wide variety of weather topics. His weather blog at wunderground.com is one of the world's most widely read blogs, being viewed as often as 800,000 times a day.

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