Snow forecast for Germany
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Dreaming of a white Thanksgiving?
While it may be a little too early say if it will snow in Germany on Thanksgiving, the southern portion of the country is forecasted to receive a dusting this weekend.
From Spangdahlem in the west to Garmisch in the south, snow is expected to begin falling on Saturday and last at least through Monday, according to the 21st Operational Weather Squadron at Sembach Air Base, Germany.
"The totals aren’t looking too impressive," said Senior Airman Philip Carnathan, a regional supervisor at the 21st Operational Weather Squadron.
Forecasters are predicting snowfalls in the range of a quarter to a half inch in Germany with a maximum of 1 inch in higher elevations.
"The only place we’ll probably see a significant amount is in the actual mountains," Carnathan said. "For most locations around Germany, it will be kind of cold with snow showers here and there."
It would be the first snow of the season for the Kaiserslautern military community. In late October, snow fell around the Stuttgart area but quickly melted away.
The greatest snow accumulation would happen on Sunday night into Monday morning, but "even then it’s not looking like a whole lot," Carnathan said.
While Thanksgiving is still six days away, weather models for Nov. 27 are forecasting temperatures in the low 30s and high 20s with not too much in the way of snow, Carnathan said.
So keep dreaming for that white Thanksgiving.