NORAD Santa Tracker on

While KOAM Meteorologists are tracking rain chances, we’re also tracking Santa! Below you can find where he’s at through the Norad Santa Tracker and which direction he’s going. Further down, check out an interactive village from Norad with games and information.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from KOAM.

Can’t see the interactive village below? Click the “X” in the upper left corner in the tracker below).

“We have the watch.”

( The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization. It defends the homeland through aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America. Aerospace warning includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands.

Aerospace control includes ensuring air sovereignty and air defense of the airspace of Canada and the United States. The renewal of the NORAD Agreement in May 2006 added a maritime warning mission. That entails a shared awareness and understanding of the activities conducted in U.S. and Canadian maritime approaches, maritime areas and internal waterways.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, NORAD’s mission has evolved over the years to meet the changing threat. Through outstanding bi-national cooperation, NORAD has proven itself effective in its roles of watching, warning, and responding. The events of September 11, 2001 demonstrated NORAD’s continued relevance to North American security. Today, NORAD provides civil authorities with a potent military response capability to counter domestic airspace threats should all other methods fail.

The men and women of NORAD are constantly watching the skies and waterways of the United States and Canada to keep us safe.