There were storms along the flight path, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Dave Samuhel said.
While lacking across a large part of the United States on Christmas Day, arctic air is set to make a comeback during the final days of 2014.
Ski areas will welcome the fresh power that will blanket mountains from the Alps and Apennines into the Balkans.
A storm will spread rain and disruptive snow across southeast Europe into Monday.
As snow winds down over the Central states during the weekend between Christmas and New Year's Day, a new storm will ramp up over the Northwest and will lead to travel disruptions.
There is the risk of flooding from Louisiana to Alabama this weekend, while rain may lead to travel delays in a large part of the South and spotty rain and snow reach the Northeast.
Erie, PA (1982)
70 degrees; 3rd time 70 degrees or higher this month, 5 record highs this month.
Eastern States (1992)
Freezing rain and sleet created icy roads over a large area from Virginia and washington, D.C. northward to eastern Pennsylvania, southeast New York, and southern New England.
Swisshome, OR (1998)
9.90" of rain in a 30 hour period.