Temperatures at the Dodge City Regional Airport were above normal for the month of December. The average temperature was 33.6 degrees, which 0.5 degrees above normal. The average high was 46 degrees and the average low was 21.2 degrees. The warmest temperature was 66 degrees on the 20th and the coldest was 4 degrees above zero on the 31st. No records were set during the month. The average for 2010 was 55.8 degrees, which was 0.7 degrees above normal. 2010 was the 33rd warmest year on record for Dodge City.
The total precipitation for December was 0.41 inches, which was 0.36 inches below normal. The highest 24 hour amount was 0.23 inches on the 7th. The total precipitation for the year was 25.32 inches, which was 2.97 inches above normal. This was 27th wettest year on record.
The total snowfall for December was 2.3 inches. The first measureable snowfall for the season occurred on the 7th with 0.2 inches. The highest 24 hour amount was 2.1 inches on the 30th and 31st. Snowfall through December 31st was 3.9 inches below normal for the season. It was also the 35th least amount of snow to start a winter season at Dodge City.
The average wind speed for the month was 10.3 mph. The highest wind gust was 46 mph from the north on the 11th.