2014 and December Climate Summary

 December Climate Data
 

  December Climate Data  

December Climate Data

 

December Climate Data

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

...2014 WAS WET AND COOL THROUGHOUT EASTERN KENTUCKY...
...DECEMBER SAW MILD AND DRY CONDITIONS ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...

THE YEAR 2014 HAS COME TO A CLOSE. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT FINISHED UP WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL
FOR THE YEAR...THANKS IN MOST PART TO THE NEAR RECORD BREAKING COLD
OF JANUARY AND NOVEMBER. JACKSON ENDED UP WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF
55.2 DEGREES...WHICH IS 1.4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. FURTHERMORE...IT
WAS THE FIFTH COLDEST YEAR AT JACKSON. LONDON HAD A MEAN OF 55.9
DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.8 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT IS MISSING TWO DAYS OF WEATHER DATA DUE TO
AN EQUIPMENT OUTAGE IN JUNE. 2014 WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL THROUGHOUT
THE COAL FIELDS. JACKSON ENDED UP WITH A TOTAL OF 53.88
INCHES...WHICH IS 5.54 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. AT LONDON...THE 2014
TOTAL WAS 51.26 INCHES...WHICH IS 4.12 INCHES WETTER. THIS TOTAL
SHOULD BE HIGHER AS THUNDERSTORMS WERE IN THE AREA DURING THE
AFOREMENTIONED EQUIPMENT OUTAGE.

MILD AND DRY CONDITIONS WERE PRESENT FOR MUCH OF DECEMBER AT BOTH
JACKSON AND LONDON. THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS OVER TWO DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT WAS NEARLY THREE
DEGREES WARMER. ON THE PRECIPITATION SIDE OF THE FENCE...BELOW
NORMAL CONDITIONS EXISTED AT JACKSON AND LONDON. THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE WAS OVER AN INCH AND A HALF BELOW NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON
CORBIN AIRPORT WAS ALMOST A HALF AN INCH DRIER. IN FACT...IT WAS THE
SIXTH DRIEST DECEMBER AT JACKSON. ALSO OF NOTE...JACKSON ONLY HAD A
TRACE OF SNOWFALL LAST MONTH...WHICH TIES DECEMBER 1986 FOR THE
LEAST AMOUNT OF SNOWFALL FOR THE MONTH. NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS
AVAILABLE FOR LONDON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED DECEMBER
2014 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 40.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS 2.3
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 38.1 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
47.3 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 33.4 DEGREES. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER WAS 66 DEGREES AND OCCURRED ON THE
24TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 20 DEGREES ON THE
31ST. A HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD WAS TIED ON THE 23RD WITH A READING
OF 63 DEGREES. THERE WAS ONE MAXIMUM LOW TEMPERATURE RECORD...50
DEGREES ON THE 23RD. NO OTHER RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED LAST MONTH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 2.49 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
DECEMBER 2014...WHICH IS 1.69 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 15
DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF PRECIPITATION WAS
RECORDED...AND SEVEN DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL.
THERE WERE NO DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS
RECEIVED. THE DAY OF THE 28TH NETTED 0.41 INCHES OF RAIN...WHICH WAS
THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT FOR DECEMBER. THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF
PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 0.57 INCHES FROM THE
1ST TO THE 2ND. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS OCCURRED LAST MONTH.
JACKSON ONLY RECEIVED A TRACE OF SNOW LAST MONTH...WHICH TIED
DECEMBER 1986 FOR THE LEAST AMOUNT OF SNOW FOR DECEMBER. THE NORMAL
SNOWFALL FOR DECEMBER IS 4.9 INCHES.

THUNDER WAS HEARD ON ONE DAY AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...WHICH
IS ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 0.4 DAYS FOR DECEMBER. THERE WERE 14 DAYS
WITH FOG...FIVE OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. DECEMBER NORMALLY
AVERAGES 4.5 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR DECEMBER
WAS 3.8 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 38 MPH WAS RECORDED ON
DECEMBER 24TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR DECEMBER IS TYPICALLY 6.0
MPH.

JACKSON RECORDED 755 HEATING DEGREE DAYS DURING DECEMBER
2014...WHICH IS 79 BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE DAY
TOTAL IS NOW 1745...WHICH IS 111 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL
FOR THE SEASON. JACKSON ACCUMULATED NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 1 BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY SEASON ENDED
ON DECEMBER 31ST WITH A TOTAL OF 1165...WHICH IS 10 ABOVE NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 41.4
DEGREES...WHICH IS 2.9 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 38.5 DEGREES FOR
DECEMBER. STRANGELY...THIS MATCHES THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR
NOVEMBER AS WELL. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 49.0 DEGREES...AND THE
AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 33.8 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM
LAST MONTH WAS 64 DEGREES ON THE 24TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FOR
DECEMBER 2014 WAS 21 DEGREES ON THE 12TH. NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED LAST MONTH AT LONDON.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 3.81 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
DECEMBER 2014...WHICH IS 0.43 INCHES BELOW NORMAL. THERE WERE 13
DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE FELL...AND NINE DAYS WHEN A
TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS RECORDED. LONDON HAD THREE DAYS
WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH WAS RECEIVED...AND ONE DAY WITH MORE
THAN AN INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.02 INCHES ON THE 23RD.
THE GREATEST AMOUNT IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.06 INCHES FROM THE
235RD TO THE 24TH. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT
LONDON LAST MONTH. NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FOR LONDON.

LONDON HAD ONE DAY WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 16
DAYS WITH FOG...AND TWO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND
SPEED FOR DECEMBER 2014 WAS 5.2 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF
45 MPH RECORDED ON THE 24TH.

THERE WERE 723 HEATING DEGREE DAYS AT LONDON LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
99 BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW 1667...15 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. LONDON RECORDED NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 1 BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY SEASON ENDED
ON DECEMBER 31ST. THE SEASONAL TOTAL WAS 1165...WHICH IS 10 COOLING
DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT DUE TO A TWO DAY
EQUIPMENT OUTAGE IN JUNE...THE SEASONAL COOLING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS
INCOMPLETE AND SHOULD BE A LITTLE HIGHER.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.
 

AND HERE IS THE RAW CLIMATE DATE FOR JACKSON AND LONDON FOR 2014:

 

2014 CLIMATIC SUMMARY FOR JACKSON KY (JKL)... --------------------------------------------------------------------- TEMPERATURE DATA... MONTH AVG AVG MEAN DEPART MAXIMUM MINIMUM DEGREE DAYS MAX MIN TEMP HEAT COOL JAN... 38.5 17.3 27.9 - 7.0 59 11TH -7 7TH 1139 0 FEB... 44.7 26.5 35.6 - 3.2 71 20TH 11 11TH 817 0 MAR... 55.1 31.4 43.3 - 4.1 77 11TH 8 4TH 667 0 APR... 72.6 48.9 60.7 + 3.3 85 13/27TH 27 16TH 162 39 MAY... 78.2 56.1 67.2 + 2.6 87 13TH 38 17TH 79 152 JUN... 84.0 64.7 74.3 + 2.3 91 18/19TH 55 14TH 0 2287 JUL... 81.5 63.6 72.6 - 2.8 94 13TH 52 30TH 3 249 AUG... 82.2 65.0 73.6 - 0.9 89 29/30TH 55 16TH 0 274 SEP... 77.2 59.6 68.4 + 0.3 87 1ST/6TH 48 23RD 33 145 OCT... 65.5 48.3 56.9 - 1.2 83 2ND 35 31ST 263 19 NOV... 50.6 32.8 41.7 - 6.7 72 11TH 15 18TH 691 0 DEC... 47.3 33.4 40.4 + 2.3 66 24TH 20 31ST 755 0 ANNUAL 64.8 45.6 55.2 - 1.4 --------------------------------------------------------------------- PRECIPITATION DATA... MONTH RAIN DEPART GREATEST SNOW GREATEST MAX SNOW IN 24HRS DAILY DEPTH JAN... 3.15 - 0.46 0.87 11TH 14.0 5.4 21ST 3 24TH/26TH FEB... 4.47 + 0.72 1.36 2ND-3RD 8.7 2.6 13TH 2 10TH MAR... 5.51 + 1.39 2.44 2ND-3RD 10.9 6.4 3RD 4 3RD/4TH APR... 5.43 + 1.60 1.93 3RD-4TH 1.0 1.0 15TH 0 MAY... 2.30 - 2.90 0.86 21ST-22ND 0.0 0 JUN... 3.12 - 1.58 1.28 19TH-20TH 0.0 0 JUL... 5.77 + 1.12 1.69 14TH-15TH 0.0 0 AUG... 8.55 + 4.86 2.16 30TH-31ST 0.0 0 SEP... 2.35 - 1.11 1.02 4TH 0.0 0 OCT... 7.77 + 4.58 2.10 6TH-7TH T T 31ST 0 NOV... 2.97 - 0.99 1.35 16TH-17TH 1.2 0.8 1ST 1 1ST DEC... 2.49 - 1.69 0.57 1ST-2ND T T 10TH 0 ANNUAL 53.88 + 5.54 --------------------------------------------------------------------- WIND DATA... MONTH AVERAGE SPEED PEAK WIND / DIRECTION / DATE JAN... 5.3 MPH 40 MPH WEST ON THE 5TH FEB... 4.7 MPH 41 MPH SOUTHWEST ON THE 21ST MAR... 5.1 MPH 46 MPH WEST ON THE 12TH APR... 4.6 MPH 39 MPH WEST ON THE 7TH MAY... 2.4 MPH 28 MPH WEST ON THE 4TH JUN... 1.6 MPH* 27 MPH NORTH ON THE 20TH* JUL... 2.0 MPH 23 MPH WEST ON THE 8TH AUG... 1.2 MPH 24 MPH NORTHWEST ON THE 22ND SEP... 1.2 MPH 36 MPH NORTHWEST ON THE 2ND OCT... 2.8 MPH 32 MPH NORTHWEST ON THE 31ST NOV... 4.4 MPH 37 MPH WEST ON THE 6TH DEC... 3.8 MPH 38 MPH WEST ON THE 24TH --------------------------------------------------------------------- OTHER WEATHER DATA... MONTH FOG DENSE FOG THUNDER ICE PELLETS HAIL HAZE SNOW JAN... 13 5 1 0 0 6 15 FEB... 19 4 2 0 0 5 13 MAR... 11 4 1 3 0 7 8 APR... 12 1 6 1 0 0 1 MAY... 13 4 9 0 0 3 0 JUN... 17 3 10 0 0 5 0 JUL... 17 8 5 0 0 4 0 AUG... 25 15 12 0 0 6 0 SEP... 18 7 5 0 0 4 0 OCT... 19 6 3 0 1 0 1 NOV... 10 4 0 1 1 2 8 DEC... 14 5 1 0 0 2 1 ANNUAL 188 66 55 5 2 44 47 --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 2014 CLIMATIC SUMMARY FOR LONDON KY (LOZ)... --------------------------------------------------------------------- TEMPERATURE DATA... MONTH AVG AVG MEAN DEPART MAXIMUM MINIMUM DEGREE DAYS MAX MIN TEMP HEAT COOL JAN... 39.8 17.4 28.6 - 7.0 59 11TH -4 7TH 1124 0 FEB... 47.0 27.1 37.1 - 2.4 72 20TH 15 11TH 776 3 MAR... 55.9 31.6 43.8 - 3.6 76 11TH 11 4TH 651 0 APR... 72.5 46.8 59.6 + 3.1 84 13TH/27TH 28 16TH 179 25 MAY... 78.9 54.5 66.7 + 1.9 88 7TH 40 3RD/17TH 83 141 JUN... 85.0**64.8**74.8**+ 2.1 93** 18TH 54** 15TH 0**282** JUL... 83.8 63.5 73.6 - 2.7 93 13TH 54 17TH/30TH 0 275 AUG... 84.9 65.9 75.4 + 0.2 90 29TH/30TH 56 14TH 0 331 SEP... 79.7 60.1 69.9 + 1.6 91 1ST/2ND 46 23RD 18 173 OCT... 68.1 47.9 58.0 + 0.7 85 2ND 35 5TH 227 20 NOV... 51.4 31.5 41.4 - 6.2 70 11TH/24TH 16 19TH 699 0 DEC... 49.0 33.8 41.4 + 2.9 64 24TH 21 12TH 723 0 ANNUAL 66.3**45.4**55.9**- 0.8 --------------------------------------------------------------------- PRECIPITATION DATA... MONTH RAIN DEPART GREATEST IN 24HRS JAN... 2.28 - 1.26 0.88 11TH FEB... 4.23 + 0.52 1.42 2ND-3RD MAR... 5.17 + 1.12 1.74 29TH APR... 5.08 + 1.03 1.44 28TH-29TH MAY... 2.23 - 2.95 0.73 10TH JUN... 2.71**- 1.69 0.88** 20TH JUL... 7.00 + 2.96 4.23 14TH-15TH AUG... 6.10 + 2.39 2.54 30TH-31ST SEP... 1.39 - 1.98 0.50 11TH-12TH OCT... 8.35 + 5.33 2.06 14TH NOV... 2.91 - 0.92 1.24 5TH-6TH DEC... 3.81 - 0.43 1.06 23RD-24TH ANNUAL 51.26**+ 4.12** --------------------------------------------------------------------- WIND DATA... MONTH AVERAGE SPEED PEAK WIND / DIRECTION / DATE JAN... 6.9 MPH 51 MPH WEST ON THE 5TH FEB... 6.6 MPH 45 MPH WEST ON THE 21ST MAR... 6.4 MPH 42 MPH WEST ON THE 12TH APR... 6.4 MPH 39 MPH SOUTH ON THE 14TH MAY... 4.8 MPH 56 MPH NORTHWEST ON THE 21ST JUN... 4.2 MPH** 58 MPH SOUTHWEST ON THE 10TH** JUL... 4.4 MPH 48 MPH WEST ON THE 14TH AUG... 3.6 MPH 38 MPH WEST ON THE 6TH SEP... 3.7 MPH 28 MPH NORTHWEST ON THE 6TH OCT... 5.0 MPH 41 MPH NORTH ON THE 7TH SOUTHWEST ON THE 9TH NOV... 6.6 MPH 55 MPH SOUTHWEST ON THE 24TH DEC... 5.2 MPH 45 MPH WEST ON THE 24TH --------------------------------------------------------------------- OTHER WEATHER DATA... MONTH FOG DENSE FOG THUNDER HAZE JAN... 12 1 1 4 FEB... 16 0 3 7 MAR... 11 0 0 4 APR... 11 2 6 2 MAY... 19 4 11 4 JUN... 20** 3** 8** 7** JUL... 20 3 8 8 AUG... 27 5 6 12 SEP... 20 5 3 1 OCT... 22 3 5 3 NOV... 10 0 0 4 DEC... 16 2 1 9 ANNUAL 204 28 52 65 --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- && NOTES... * - ...JACKSON MISSING WIND ON JUNE 10TH/PEAK WIND FOR MONTH OF JUNE LIKELY MISSED... ** - ...LONDON MISSING DATA ON JUNE 10TH & 11TH DUE TO ASOS OUTAGE/THIS WILL CREATE INCOMPLETE AVERAGES AND TOTALS...MOST NOTABLY TO TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION...AS WELL AS WIND AVERAGE BUT PEAK WIND NOT MISSED... $$ ...THESE DATA ARE PRELIMINARY AND MAY BE REVISED...

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2014 AND THE YEAR 2014.

 

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2014 AND THE YEAR 2014.

 


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