In a weekly meeting of officials at North Pole Flight Command the Weather Department warned of severe weather at the North Pole lasting as long as eight weeks.
Obviously, this covers the time period of Santa’s launch and the entirety of Operation Merry Christmas.
“This is not an unheard of pattern for December and January at the North Pole,” said head elf in the Weather Department, Elf Seymour Snow. “We make preparations for these extended events. We believe we have what is needed to launch Santa, support his flight operations and return him safely home at Christmas.”
But such weather events make for extended planning.
The Department of Redundancy Department – a small group of elves whose primary mission is to make sure nothing is missed in Operation Merry Christmas – is in emergency meetings this week to determine what will be done depending on how adverse weather affects all other departments at the North Pole.
For more information about the weather and its impacts on Operation Merry Christmas, please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.