Blizzard conditions are forecast for the North Pole this weekend, according to a new bulletin issued by the Weather Department at North Pole Flight Command.
As previously reported, December weather is frequently very snow at the North Pole.
And according to Elf Dr. Grant Smedley, professional of North Pole and Santa Claus history at Southern North Pole University, the chances of a Christmas Eve snow storm at the North Pole historically sits at higher than 90%.
So this weather forecast is not a surprise.
The Sleigh Department sent out a reminder than even though the adverse conditions of blowing snow with high winds will make launching Santa and supporting his flight challenging it isn’t like this scenario isn’t planned for or hasn’t happened in the past.
In other words, this will have no effect on the launch of Santa’s sleigh.
But it might affect ground operations at the North Pole, which means Operation Airlift, the annual flights of thousands of sleigh launched from the sleigh port in support of Santa’s mission.
North Pole Flight Command has been well aware of the weather forecast all month and moved up as many parts of Operation Airlift as they could. They started launching sleighs last Saturday.
We will be watching the weather and the news for important updates and whether or not any delays might be necessary for Santa or Operation Merry Christmas.