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How to track Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

By Kelly Killian, Kelly Killian, kkillian@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2012 07:18:33 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 24 2012 08:37:59 AM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

Santa Claus has begun his journey around the world on Christmas Eve, and there are many ways to track him.

KTXS Meterologists will be on hand all day to track Santa. During KTXS This Morning, Santa could be spotted visiting Japan, Guam, and Australia. 

Stay tuned to KTXS all of Christmas Eve to get updates on Santa, and see what storms he and his reindeer may face. Mark Rowlett, Julie Phillips, and Chelsea Humphrey will be keeping you udpated all evening.

You will be able to see the Santa tracking updates featuring Mark, Julie, and Chelsea starting at 3 p.m. here: Santa Tracks

NORAD, or the North American Aerospace Defense Command, has been tracking Santa since 1955. 

According to the NORAD website, it all began when a company in Colorado meant to print a number to connect children to Santa, but instead printed the number to CONAD, the predecessor to NORAD. The number printed went directly to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline." The Director at the time decided to have his staff answer the calls and check the radar for Santa, and a tradition was born.

NORAD now has a website with a interactive map to track the jolly old elf. 

To visit the Santa tracking website, click here: http://www.noradsanta.org/en/track.html