The North Pole Flight Command Center is all lit up tonight as elves working maps, computers with weather data, flight control equipment and other tools of the Santa tracking trade are pressed into service. The first big breaking news of Santa tracking 2017 — we’ve got bad weather coming!
Forecasters tell us they have been watching the skies since Wednesday but they are not at all surprised by the fast developing storm.
“We’re at the North Pole,” said North Pole Weatherman, Elf Seymour Snow. “We have to expect this at this time of year. I don’t think we can top last year’s storm, but we’ll be dealing with white out conditions this year too. It won’t stop Santa in the least.”
However, the weather worries have increased activity in getting reindeer ready and trackers in place.
We will keep you posted as more developments come up.
The official count of new tracker elves signed up through SantaTrackers.net is just over three million so far – a very impressive number!
But we need more. Santa reviewed the numbers when he called in to a special meeting just held at Flight Command.
He was pleased. But he reminded us that the more trackers we can have out there in the world the more we can have other elves helping out at the North Pole.
He too, thinks we will meet the goal. But he hopes to actually blow that total away.
It’s possible. We had so many last year that signed up at the last minute. We didn’t think we would meet the goal but when we counted it all up after Santa was finished and it was way more than we even hoped for. We’re thinking that could happen this year.