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High Temp: 57° on 12/1
Low Temp: 7° on 12/10
Mean Hi Temp / Average: 39.3° / 41.5° (-2.2)
Mean Lo Temp / Average: 24.3° / 22.5° (+1.8)
Mean Temp / Average: 31.8° / 32.0° (-0.2)
As you can see, aside from the brief extreme changes which define life in the midwest, we were able to keep a near-steady mean temperature for the month. In addition, we exceeded the average high temp mark 10 days and were below the mark 21 days.
Two things come to mind with precipitation: Flooding rain and lots of snow! During the period of 12/22 - 27, we recorded 2.77" of precip (103% of our monthly average). And it sure seemed snowy, as we recorded 9 measurable days of snow (13 days if you count the days with only a trace). While we only recorded 6" for the month, it was above average, and with low temperatures it has stuck around a while.
Days with snow on the ground: 9 (0.5" or higher) OSNW3 was right in the comment he left on the last post, when it snows, it doesn't stick around long. That's why it seems so snowy to me here. Its nice to see the white stuff stick around. And with current forecasts, the snow doesn't look like it'll be leaving us any time soon.
December was the 10th month this year to record a surplus in precipitation. More on that and the yearly graph in a future Year-In-Review post.
Average precip: 2.70"
Average December Snowfall: 4.7"
Total This December: 6.0"
The days with measurable precipitation for December: