Initial forecasts called for a doozy of a winter, with lots of snow. But that has not materialized up north. If New York City doesn't see snow by Saturday, it will have only its third snowless December in 140 years.
Forecasters expect the Southwestern blizzard will start to lose its winter-weather characteristics as it heads east, but not before causing delays Monday in places like Dallas and Houston.
After two snowy years where over half the country woke up to snow on Christmas, this yuletide is expected to be far less white for much of the US – even with a blizzard in the Southwest.