Minimum Temperature: -4° on 1/15
Coldest Month: January | 27.0° mean temp
Warmest Month: June | 77.4° mean temp
Coldest than average month: October | -5.2° mean temp departure
Warmest than avg month: November | +7.6° mean temp departure
Looking at the above yearly temperature graph, I made an interesting realization. It seems, this year at least, that there is much more temperature variability in the winter and spring months (sorry there's no X axis labels...couldn't figure that one out). The temps really flatten out in the middle of the year, from late spring to early fall.
Average Yearly Precipitation: 41.22"
2009 Precipitation Total: 58.22"
2009 Precipitation Deviation: +17.00"
What a year for precipitation. 2008 and 2009 was the wettest two-year period for the area, as noted by state climatologist Anthony Lupo. We had 10 months that exceeded the monthly precipitation average. On the flip side, we were very lacking in the snow department. Only 8.8" fell in the entire year! 14.5" below average. It was not a fun start to the year...just cold and dry. December gave us the only month with above-average snowfall.
For two years in a row, we haven't had any droughts to speak of, which is not common in this area. Usually, we will experience a bad drought at least once a year. I'm afraid of what may come next year.
I was excited for this last graphic. The "Days With Precipitation" graph tells you what kinds of rain/precipitation events we experience here in Fulton.
Total Days with Measurable Precipitation: 127 (34.8% of year)
Total Days with Precipitation (T or more): 158 (43.3% of year)
I'm excited to be able to compare this with each year as we will inevitably have a drier year this year.
Days with thunder (from March to December): 45
Stormiest Month: June (11 days)...also the warmest month
Windiest Month (no data Jan/Feb): March and April
I'm working on a graphic depicting each wind event we had here at the station. So check back for that later. I'm sure I have forgotten to add something, so some updates may be necessary.