December 2012 - A Look Ahead

The tables below consist of monthly normal for December as well as daily extremes and what happened last year.
 
Aberdeen
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
25.5
5.9
15.7
0.52
7.1
Last Year
36.3
12.5
24.4
0.33
0.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
69
6th – 1939
57
18th
Record Low
-39
31st – 1967
-10
6th
Precipitation
1.00
11th – 1909
0.29
29th
Snowfall
10.0
11th - 1909
0.5
4th
The normal temperature on the 1st is 31 for the high and 11 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 22 for the high and 2 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:54 AM with a sunset at 4:52 PM CST.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:14 AM with a sunset at 5:01 PM CST.
 
Pierre
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
31.3
12.1
21.7
0.55
4.7
Last Year
38.6
17.8
28.2
0.09
0.8
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
77
1st – 1998
57
18th
Record Low
-31
30th – 1990
-4
6th
Precipitation
0.97
31st – 2010
0.06
4th
Snowfall
9.5
31st – 1955
0.6
4th
The normal temperature on the 1st is 36 for the high and 16 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 29 for the high and 10 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:58 AM with a sunset at 5:03 PM CST.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:17 AM with a sunset at 5:12 PM CST.
 
Mobridge
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
28.7
7.7
18.2
0.44
5.7
Last Year
36.6
15.6
7.9
0.21
1.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
70
6th – 1939
60
18th
Record Low
-41
10th – 1917
-5
5th, 9th
Precipitation
0.87
30th – 1931
0.08
4th
Snowfall
9.8
30th – 2006
1.0
4th
The normal temperature on the 1st is 33 for the high and 15 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 26 for the high and 6 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 8:02 AM with a sunset at 5:00 PM CST.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:22 AM with a sunset at 5:08 PM CST.
 
Watertown
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
24.8
7.2
16.0
0.53
7.1
Last Year
34.0
15.0
24.5
0.23
Trace
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
69
6th – 1939
51
18th
Record Low
-33
14th – 1917
-6
9th
Precipitation
1.33
3rd – 1953
0.22
29th
Snowfall
11.0
3rd – 1953
Trace
Many Days
The normal temperature on the 1st is 30 for the high and 12 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 22 for the high and 4 for the low.
 
Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:47 AM with a sunset at 4:49 PM CST.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:06 AM with a sunset at 4:57 PM CST.
 
Sisseton
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
26.1
7.9
17.0
0.39
7.6
Last Year
35.5
16.8
26.2
0.27
1.1
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
70
6th – 1939
52
18th, 26th
Record Low
-30
19th – 1983
0
6th
Precipitation
0.90
11th – 1949
0.12
29th
Snowfall
13.9
25th – 2009
1.0
16th

The normal temperature on the 1st is 31 for the high and 14 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 23 for the high and 5 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 7:49 AM with a sunset at 4:46 PM CST.
Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:09 AM with a sunset at 4:54 PM CST.
 
Climate Prediction Center’s One Month Outlook
Temperatures
Precipitation
 
A Look back at December 2011
December 4th & 5th Snowfall
Record High Temperatures on December 18th
December 29th Rain Reports
 
Phases of the Moon
Phase
Date
Third Quarter
6th
New Moon
13th
First Quarter
20th
Full Moon
28th
 
Astronomy Happenings in December 2012
Jupiter and Earth closest on December 2 than until 2021
Saturn, Venus and Mercury line up before dawn December 4
Earliest sunsets are not at winter solstice
Geminid meteor shower peaks on night of December 13
Happy December solstice, everyone


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