We have experienced a colder than normal start to the month with a mean temperature of 26.0°, a -8.2° departure for the period of Dec. 1-15. As seen from the chart below temperatures have been below average, but of note are two periods of cold (4-8) and (12-15). Both brought breezy canadian air with it, and the latter gave us our 2" mini-blizzard on the 11th and 12th.
Ice Dec. 15-16
An upper-level disturbance is bringing snow to the upper plains and through to the east coast. As it developed, it brought light freezing drizzle/rain to our area. Barely enough to measure in the rain gauge, but it was enough to create a thin glaze on roads and elevated surfaces (enough to call off schools even). Below is this morning's radar showing the long band of snow affecting the nation.