December 2012 Weather Summary for Dodge City

Temperatures were above normal for December 2012 at the Dodge City Regional Airport.  The average temperature was 34.3 degrees which was 1.5 degrees above normal.  The average high was 47.0 degrees and the average low was 21.5 degrees.  The warmest temperature was 71 degrees on the 2nd and the coldest was 1 degree on the 26th.  No records were set during the month.  For 2012, the average temperature was 58.1 degrees which was 2.7 degrees above normal.  The year ended as the 2nd warmest on record.  The warmest year was 1934 with an average of 58.6 degrees.

The total precipitation for December 2012 was 0.87 inches, which was 0.03 inches above normal.  The highest 24 amount was 0.45 inches on the 31st.  The year ended with 18.08 inches, which was 3.52 inches below normal.  This was the 43rd driest year on record.  The first measureable snow fell in December.  The total snowfall for the month was 6.9 inches, which was 2.8 inches above normal.  For the season, Dodge City was 0.6 inches below normal.  The highest 24 hour amount was 5.1 inches on the 31st. 

The average wind speed was 11.4 mph.  The highest wind gust was 55 mph from the north on the 19th.

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