Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape case

first_img“We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo,” EA Sports told the AP. “We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”Whereas other players might be winding down their careers at 33, Ronaldo is still in demand by leading clubs around the world. The former Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United forward made the third big transfer of this career in July, leaving Real Madrid after nine years for Juventus, a move that cost the Italian club 112 million euros (then $132 million).Ronaldo “has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus,” the Italian league champions said. “The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who has come into contact with this great champion.”Neither Ronaldo nor Juventus have addressed the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga that she received a payoff of $375,000 in 2010 after being put under pressure by the footballer’s “fixers” to keep quiet about an incident in a penthouse hotel suite.The investment in players is so vast in soccer that clubs are reticent to enforce morality clauses by firing them. Sponsors have already stuck with Ronaldo even though he pleaded guilty in July to tax fraud in Spain and agreed to pay a fine of around $20 million.ADVERTISEMENT Eze does it for Altas Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo drives his car as he leaves after completing a training session at the Juventus center in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Lawyers for a Nevada woman who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her say a psychiatrist determined she suffers post-traumatic stress and depression because of the alleged 2009 attack in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations.The five-time world player of the year, who was seen driving into the Juventus practice complex in the morning, received public backing from the Italian club, which said it would not judge him on the 2009 assault claim by a Nevada woman.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The show of support came shortly after Nike broke its silence in a statement to The Associated Press that described the company’s unease over its association with Ronaldo, which started in 2003. The latest terms signed in 2016 are worth a reported $1 billion, and Ronaldo has suggested that it was a deal “for life.”But the Beaverton, Oregon-based company is troubled by details emerging from a lawsuit filed last week in a Nevada state court by the accuser, who alleges she was raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas. Police have also re-opened an investigation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation,” Nike said in an email to the AP.One of the wealthiest and most gifted soccer players of all time, Ronaldo wears Nike boots and appears in its advertising. The Portugal captain is also the face of the EA Sports FIFA video game franchise, appearing on the cover of the 2019 game that was released worldwide last week. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img But now a well-honed reputation is facing its first serious difficulties.Ronaldo clearly has a lot to lose. With his chiseled face and body, slicked-back hair and Hollywood film-idol looks to match his on-field talents, he has amassed 340 million social media followers to monetize that image.He’s also been an ambassador for Save the Children for five years and gained international coverage in 2016 by announcing a “generous donation” to provide lifesaving relief to Syrians. The charity said it was “disheartened” by the lawsuit and said it was “working to get more information” about the rape allegation.In June, Forbes, which has a long record of quantifying the earnings of the world’s richest people, estimated that Ronaldo made an annual $108 million, with salary and winnings netting the player $61 million and endorsements a further $47 million. His haul puts him third among athletes behind now-retired boxer Floyd Mayweather and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.“As arguably the best footballer in the world,” said Mark Thompson, managing director of leading sponsorship management company, SponServe, “Ronaldo is recognized the world over, offering sponsors a unique opportunity to gain maximum impact from any brand engagement.”Ronaldo’s commercial deals are not restricted to internationally recognized brands. He has been the face of Egyptian Steel , riding on horseback past the Pyramids before delivering lines to camera in Arabic.He has also invested many of his earnings in launching and establishing his own products, notably his CR7 range, which includes hotels, shoes, underwear, fragrance and jeans, as well as a growing children’s line, which he has modeled alongside his son and pushes hard on social media.His tight embrace of social media is one reason why sponsors have been so keen to link up with Ronaldo, who has 75 million followers on Twitter, 142 million on Instagram and 122 million on Facebook.Some companies Ronaldo promotes might appear niche, such as Japanese company MTG’s SIXPAD training gear. But he is doing more than just posing in the products.Ronaldo “is actually part of the business, and he isn’t just the face of SIXPAD,” MTG Europe General Manager Mahdiar Mazidabadi said in an email. “Therefore I am unable to make any further comments with regards to this (rape allegation) matter as it is not relevant to our business.” MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Brands go to extraordinary lengths to protect their image and to be seen as good corporate citizens, and they will move fast if anything happens to dilute the value of their brands. EA, for example, was quick to drop Tiger Woods from one of the most lucrative endorsement deals in sports after he admitted to infidelity in 2013. Cyclist Lance Armstrong was ditched wholesale after he confessed to doping.Now there are decisions to be made about Ronaldo’s suitability as a marketing vehicle, and his commercial partners will be closely monitoring upcoming developments.“What brands will be doing now is waiting and weighing up what impact any negativity will have to the brand,” Thompson said. “They will want to protect their asset, and also any exclusivity associated to their endorsement deal, so right now, we’re not likely to see any changes or knee-jerk reactions.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Westridge’s CIF hopes washed away, 5-0

first_imgBELLFLOWER- Perhaps there was no more ominous omen for the Westridge High School girls soccer team in Thursday’s CIF-Southern Section Division III quarterfinal game than the one that appeared overhead at the five-minute mark. With the game scoreless, the heavens opened up. First came a light rain and then a steady downpour – sort of like the scoring in Thursday’s contest. Mayfair forward Monique Cisneros created the separation the Monsoons (24-4-2) had been looking for midway through the game. With Mayfair up 1-0, Cisneros peppered a blast off the outstretched arm of Tigers goalie Ashley Clark in the 38th minute to give the host team a two-goal advantage. Cisneros then scored in the 54th minute when teammate Patti Koy lobbed a pass over the head of Clark and right to Cisneros, who had crept behind the overly aggressive Tigers keeper. Even though Cisneros lost her balance, she put enough English on her shot that Megan O’Toole was unable to clear the ball out of the goal box. That score put Westridge (12-3-5) down 3-0. “This is the best team we’ve seen this year,” Westridge coach Jason Windass said. “They played an incredible game.” While Mayfair was spectacular at times, Windass and the Tigers still had their opportunities. Westridge had five corner kicks during an eight minute stretch in the first half, but was only able to muster one shot. “That was a definite momentum changer,” Windass said. “It was a bad sign.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img When it was over, the Tigers fell to host Lakewood Mayfair, 5-0, at Bellflower High School. “Our girls play better in the rain,” Mayfair coach Sal Marroquin said. “Our school’s nickname is the Monsoons, so the wetter the better.” last_img read more

Liverpool to appeal Mane ban length

first_imgThe Anfield club can claim excessive punishment which could see the ban reduced to either one or two matches.A successful wrongful dismissal claim would see the ban overturned, but that is highly unlikely.Jurgen Klopp had initially said they were unlikely to appeal the ban.“It never works, it would be another waste of time, like the game today. Not sure [if they will appeal]. I think everyone knows he didn’t see the goalie,” Klopp said.The Brazil keeper was left with several cuts and bruises to his face following the 37th minute collision. He was carried off the pitch before returning to the City bench in the second half.Mane is set to miss Saturday’s Premier League game against Burnley as well as league and cup trips to Leicester City.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jon Moss took his time to make his decision before brandishing the red card to the Liverpool forward.Photo/DMMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 12 – Liverpool will appeal the length of Sadio Mane’s three-match ban following his red card on Saturday against Manchester City, according to reports.The Senegalese winger was dismissed by referee Jon Moss after his foot caught City goalkeeper Ederson in the face as they challenged for a high ball during Liverpool’s 5-0 defeat.last_img read more

Blow for Arsenal and Tottenham! Real Madrid line up big-money bid for Juventus star

first_img1 Leonardo Bonucci in action for Italy Real Madrid have lined up a big-money bid to land Arsenal and Tottenham target Leonardo Bonucci.The Juventus defender has been identified as a key summer transfer acquisition for new boss Rafael Benitez, who knows the 28-year-old well from his time spent in charge of Napoli in Serie A.Benitez is thought to have told president Florentino Perez that he wants to see the former Inter player in a Madrid shirt next season.The Italian international is also wanted by Arsene Wenger’s men and Spurs but is set to decide shortly whether his future lies in Italy, Spain or England.However the Premier League duo will have to move quickly if they want to land the commanding centre-back as it is claimed by Tuttosport that Madrid’s hierarchy will meet representatives from Juve in Spain next week to force through a deal worth £25m.Bonucci, who made 52 appearances last term and scored four goals, helped Juve to a league and cup domestic double and a successful run through to the Champions League final.last_img read more

Kings win in overtime

first_imgThey’ll remember Lubomir Visnovsky, who scored their first two goals, both on the power play against an excellent Dallas penalty-kill unit, the last of which came with 26.8 seconds left in regulation. They’ll remember Michael Cammalleri, who drew the penalties that led to all three Kings’ goals. The Kings faced enormous odds. With Sean Avery already out of the lineup, the Kings learned shortly before game time that defenseman Nathan Dempsey would be unable to play because of flu-like symptoms, leaving the Kings with just five healthy defensemen instead of the usual six. Then, late in the first period, forward Dustin Brown was injured after a hit from Dallas’ Brendan Morrow and didn’t play at all in the final two periods, leaving the Kings further shorthanded. After the game, Brown said he was suffering from muscle spasms in the shoulder and back area. Yet the Kings continued to fight, even against a Dallas team that was ripe for revenge after a loss to the Kings on Saturday, which was the Kings’ third victory in four games against the Stars this season. “It says a lot about the character of this team,” Luc Robitaille said. “We battled all night and never quit. We kept battling and battling and when you do that, sooner or later you’re going to get rewarded.” For a while, that seemed unlikely. Dallas took a 1-0 lead on Jussi Jokinen’s goal with 38 seconds left in the first period, and the Stars had been 15-0 this season when leading after one period. Dallas had killed 43 of its opponents’ previous 44 power-play attempts entering Monday, but Visnovsky struck again with 26.8 seconds left in regulation with the Kings’ net empty when his shot hit Turco’s pads and trickled over the line to tie the game 2-2. rich.hammond@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They’ll remember Mathieu Garon, who made handfuls of clutch saves in a crucial win. Come to think of it, the Kings will probably remember all of their healthy players. After all, there weren’t that many of them on a night when the Kings went home exhausted but exuberant. “What made it special is that we found a way to win,” Norstrom said. “We were just hanging on at times out there, but we showed a lot of heart, and those are the most fun games to play.” Norstom scored his second goal of the season, 2:29 into overtime, at the end of what had been a frustrating power play. “I got (a goal) once in about every 80 games, and I’ve never had an overtime goal,” Norstrom said. LOS ANGELES – If the Kings go on to accomplish something special this season, they’ll remember Monday night’s 3-2 overtime victory over Dallas in front of 18,118 at Staples Center. They’ll remember Mattias Norstrom, who scored midway through overtime on the power play to give the Kings the unlikely victory with an unlikely goal on his 34th birthday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarksonlast_img read more

Get the perfect beach belle look – Perfect Summer Glow In A Bottle

first_imgForget the oompa-loompa look, the biscuity smell and streaks, this is a luxury summer-ready tan in a bottle.The first thing you will notice when applying Bellamianta Self-tanning Tinted Lotion for Face & Body is the absence of the usual tell-tale fake tan smell.This product was so easy to apply. I used the double-sided soft Bellamianta tanning mitt which made application really easy. I applied two layers and left it on for two hours which gave a warm sun-kissed glow. Admittedly, I went easy on the lotion as a little goes a long way. But the initial, subtle colour was perfect for my skin tone.You can dress and go with this self tan as it dries super fast without any stickiness or need to hang around. It also lasts up to seven days.If you prefer a deeper tan, simply add more product and leave it on for four hours or overnight and shower the next morning.This is one of the good things about the colour – you are in control. I really was impressed with colour, ease of application and the streak-free result. It’s my new go-to-self-tan. The product claims were definitely standing up of this Irish brand which is also available as a spray tan in beauty salons across the country.*Dries in 60 seconds*A golden olive tone*A ready to wear colour*Be streak free and easy to use *Be transfer and water resistant*Have odour neutralising technologyThe lotion contains one of the highest premium grade DHAs which works with the skin’s natural melanin for a very natural golden-olive colour.The lotion does contain some lovely moisturising ingredients – shea butter, aloe vera, mango and papaya, as well as detoxing goji berry. The ultra-smart hydration system ensures that while the tan dries in in 60 seconds, the light formulas are still working to hydrate the skin ensuring that the tan wears of evenly.Bellamianta Self Tanning Lotion Medium 200ml -€19.95Bellamianta tanning mitt – €9.95 (some pharmacies offer the mitt at half price when bought with the lotion).Bellamianta Self Tanning Lotion Medium 200ml -€19.95Bellamianta tanning mitt – €9.95 (some pharmacies offer the mitt at half price when bought with the lotion)Get the perfect beach belle look – Perfect Summer Glow In A Bottle was last modified: July 24th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bellamiantasummer-ready tan in a bottlelast_img read more

Montañez for Senate

first_imgVoters in the San Fernando Valley face a difficult choice between Assemblywoman Cindy Montañez and Los Angeles City Councilman Alex Padilla in the Democratic primary for Richard Alarcón’s state Senate seat in the 20th District. Both candidates are smart and likable, with demonstrated leadership skills. Both are young Latinos who entered politics with a strong sense of idealism and commitment to community life. And both also have tremendous support from the movers and shakers in California politics. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But when it comes to passion, leadership and commitment to the Valley and all its communities, Montañez clearly has the edge. Montañez joined the San Fernando City Council at 25 and helped turn the small city into a residential and business haven. Today it stands in stark contrast to the largely poverty-stricken, Northeast Valley portions of the city of Los Angeles that surround it – neighborhoods that Padilla represented during his tenure on the council and as its president. Padilla can rightfully boast that he played a key role in getting the Children’s Museum to be built at Hansen Dam, but he shelved plans to redevelop Pacoima and failed to get badly needed streetlights in the area. And less rightful are his boasts of building a police station, fire stations and schools in the area. These were the results of public bond measures, not from any heroic efforts at City Hall. Upon being elected to the Assembly at the age of 28 in 1999, Montañez continued to be an energetic and passionate advocate for her values, authoring key legislation to protect car buyers and crack down on phony-ID rings. And while she is unabashedly pro-labor, she recognizes that her first obligation is to the public, which is why she keeps an open mind about breaking up the Los Angeles Unified School District or putting it under mayoral control. Padilla, who’s endorsed by the local teachers union, is far less receptive to such ideas. And, in general, he’s hard to pin down on much of anything, be it redistricting or design-build construction that would get major projects done faster and cheaper. He is laconic and reserved, preferring to work behind the scenes. Padilla is a fine politician, but Montañez is the better leader, and the right choice in this race.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

ALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS

first_imgRESULTS: DONEGAL NORTHMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 21-Sep-2012 St Eunans C 0 – 1 6 – 9 Urris O Donnell Park-LetterkennyMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 21-Sep-2012 St Eunans B 2 – 5 6 – 17 St Michaels O Donnell Park-LetterkennyMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Malin 3 – 3 4 – 9 Burt MalinMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 21-Sep-2012 Downings 0 – 5 12 – 17 Glenfin DowningsMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Glenswilly 6 – 6 4 – 8 Letterkenny Gaels Glenswilly-Pairc Naomh Columba Marley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Termon 1 – 6 6 – 17 St Eunans St Eunans CollegeMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Naomh Colmcille Newtown 3 – 4 5 – 20 Convoy Pairc Colmcille NewtonMarley Travel U-13 League Div 3Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Naomh Padraig Muff 4 – 12 2 – 4 Robert Emmets MuffMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Fanad Gaels 4 – 9 1 – 5 Milford Fanad Gaels PortsalonMarley Travel U-13 League Div 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Gaoth Dobhair 5 – 13 6 – 3 Cloughaneely Machaire GathlanMarley Travel U-13 League Div 2 Section 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Red Hughs 2 – 1 5 – 18 Carndonagh CrossroadsGAA RESULTS – DONEGAL SOUTHMount Errigal Hotel Junior B Football ChampionshipDate Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment21-Sep-2012 Ard a Ratha 0 – 15 1 – 6 Glenfin Sean MacCumhaills S.F. Line: G Mc Hugh/J O DonnellALL YOUR WEEKEND GAA RESULTS was last modified: September 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Communities urged to help clean up littered beaches after floods

first_imgThis year’s Big Beach Clean weekend will take place on the 15th, 16th and 17th of September 2017 and communities along Donegal’s coastline are being urged to come along and take part in the world’s largest coastal cleanup.Last year 20 beach clean-ups took place in Donegal during Clean Coasts Big Beach Clean weekend and this year David Friel, Beach Manager with Donegal County Council is keen to see as much support as possible in Donegal and in particular in Inishowen.Friel said: “It would be great to get as much support as possible in the Inishowen area as this particular coastline suffered badly following the floods. Much debris has made its way down streams and rivers to spill on to many Inishowen beaches leaving them badly littered.” Clean Coasts have once again teamed up with the International Ocean Conservancy for the International Coastal Cleanup event. In 2016 alone, over half a million volunteers in 112 countries removed 8 million kg of marine litter from the world’s oceans.Volunteers are being invited to join this global coastal movement for litter free seas and be part of the world’s largest coastal cleanup and marine litter survey. Removing marine litter from our beautiful coastline helps protect our coastal habitats and marine life.Last year 120 cleanups took place in Ireland during the Big Beach Clean weekend and it looks like there will be even more this year.Join the movement for litter free seas and register a cleanup for the Big Beach Clean weekend at www.cleancoasts.org . Volunteers receive a free clean up kit containing bags, gloves, health and safety information, data cards and hi-vis vests. During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers are also asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of litter on Irish beaches. These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the magnitude of the problem.Speaking about the Big Beach Clean, Sinead McCoy, Clean Coasts National Manager said, “We are so lucky in Ireland to have such spectacular sandy beaches and rocky shores but each year millions of tonnes of litter enter our seas and oceans causing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic challenges.“We all have a responsibility in caring for our coastline so the Clean Coasts programme is inviting volunteers to join this global coastal clean-up helping remove marine litter from our beautiful coastline and aid in the protection of our coastal habitats and marine life”.Communities urged to help clean up littered beaches after floods was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 19th

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 171219No change in the outlook today. We still look pretty good for the next few days. We dry out, stay above normal for temps, and see better sunshine chances through Thursday. Winds go west at a moderate clip today, and stay like that through Thursday as wellFriday, winds turn more southwest, and clouds move in. Friday itself we do not see an exceptional amount of precipitation – only a few hundredths to a tenth or two over about 40% of the state. But, that action ramps up overnight Friday night through Saturday morning, where we see rains of .25”-.75” over 90% of the state. There still a threat of thunderstorm action down in far southern Ohio, near the river. In those areas, we can see some rain totals pushing closer to 1”.For the rest of Saturday and most of Sunday we dry back down, but we see much colder air starting to push in from the NW. Precipitation continues to flow up the old, slowing, stalling frontal boundary over KY and areas south, but at this point, we do not expect any of it to get into the state. Sunday is very cold in the north, but only slightly below normal in the south. Christmas day continues to be the wild card. We actually have good cold air in over all of the state, and the track of moisture from the southwest actually sets us up much better for Christmas Day snow than our neighbors to the west. Right now, we think we need to be on the lookout for anywhere from a couple of inches all the way through 10 inches for Christmas. This means a large part of the state may end up with white Christmas potential. The map above is a map of 24 hour snow totals from the night of Christmas Eve through sunset Christmas night. This map is NOT AN OFFICIAL FORECAST!! This is a forecast that we will be refining as we move through the rest of this week, but for now, we need to start planning on some inclement weather on Christmas Day. IT may not be enough to cause major problems in all areas, but it could cause some issues in parts of the state, and it will be nothing like what we have for the next couple of days either. And still, even with the potential for snow here, perhaps the bigger story will be the brutal cold for next week. From Tuesday right on through the end of the week, temps will be well below normal, and will be the coldest of the season to this point.In the extended period, we see another strong storm circulation developing in the southern plains for the New Year’s weekend. Current track is far south, but we continue to watch this one for an adjusting track that may start off 2018 with a significant winter event. Stay tuned!last_img read more