It Doesn’t Look Like Santa Is Bringing Sedalia Any Snow This Year
If you're getting the kids or grandkids a bicycle for Christmas they're going to get to ride it on Christmas Day! On the other hand, those looking for a cold, snowy, Christmas are going to be disappointed.
The early forecast from the National Weather Service is predicting a high of 62 for Sedalia and Columbia, 65 in Butler, and 61 in Kansas City. It's really good weather if the kids or grandkids are getting some type of present, like a bike, that's more geared for the spring and summer months.
Weatherology, our weather forecast provider, is predicting a high a little lower for Christmas with a high of 56. If you're looking for a white Christmas that's not much comfort. Additionally, the National Weather Service says the five warmest Christmases on record in Sedalia have all occurred in the 2000s: 69 in 2019, 69 in 2016, 54 in 2014, 52 in 2011, and 52 in 2007.
As a kid the year I received a new bicycle, I would have loved weather like this. I think the cold didn't stop me from taking my new Schwinn Tornado out for a ride on Christmas. But I honestly don't think it was a long ride, and soon after the bicycle was garaged until the middle of March.
As an adult, I don't mind a white Christmas. It's really the cold temperatures that bother me. I remember a couple of sub-zero Christmas mornings. The kind where it hurt to walk to Christmas morning mass. There was one good memory about that. Coming home to a warm home with my parents, and Mom frying up some bacon and sausage for Christmas breakfast. Sitting together at the kitchen table. That almost made the bitterly cold weather worth it.
This year, there won't be any snow or cold on Christmas. That said, I wouldn't bet against a couple of deep freezes and a few rounds of snow in January and February. 'Cause ya know, that always seems to be the way it plays out.