As noted by Elf Frank Myrrh in the North Pole Radio News Report in the player below, today is the 57th straight day of snow at the North Pole. Most buildings here are buried by it now.
I spoke with several departments to find out how the snow, and the forecast for more snow, will affect things here at the North Pole. I received a mixed response.
Most departments, like the reindeer department, said that the snow will not affect them. Others, such as the Packing Department, said the snow would be a major inconvenience as they are trying to wrap up their work.
Elf Seymour Snow says things will not get better before Christmas. He is forecasting white out conditions for both Santa’s launch and his projected return to the North Pole.
According to Elf Buck Sanchez, director of flight operations at the North Pole, the blizzard conditions are no match for Santa’s sleigh, either in leaving or returning to the North Pole. The reindeer are not affected by the snow at all and the sleigh has plenty of onboard equipment to deal with it.
But for the sleigh airlift that engages after Santa’s launch it is a different story. “Those are much smaller sleighs,” Elf Buck said. “They pilots of those sleighs do not have the flight experience that Santa does. So yes, the airlift is going to be affected. We are making adjustments. We do not feel that the support Santa needs in his annual ride will be affected. We just have to plan better, execute our plan with patience and work together to solve problems as they come up.”
Click the player below to hear the radio report. We will keep you posted on the weather.