2011 and December Climate Summary

2011 Jackson Climate Data2011 London Climate Data

December Climate Data 

 

 December Climate Data

 December Climate Data

 

 December Climate Data

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

 

...VERY WET 2011 THROUGHOUT THE COAL FIELDS...
...WARM DECEMBER WITH NORMAL PRECIPITATION ACROSS EASTERN KENTUCKY...

2011 CAME TO CLOSE WITH BOTH THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE AND THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT ENDING UP AT FOURTH PLACE FOR THE WETTEST
YEARS ON RECORD. JACKSON ENDED UP WITH 60.01 INCHES...WHICH IS 11.67
INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 48.34 INCHES. LONDON TOTALED 61.30
INCHES...WHICH IS 14.16 INCHES WETTER THAN THE NORMAL OF 47.14
INCHES. THE WETTEST 24 HOUR PERIOD AT JACKSON WAS 2.34 INCHES FROM
JUNE 19TH TO THE 20TH. LONDON RECORDED ITS WETTEST 24 HOURS ON APRIL
27TH TO 28TH WITH 2.58 INCHES. JACKSON FINISHED THE YEAR WITH A MEAN
TEMPERATURE OF 57.3 DEGREES...WHICH IS 0.7 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE
WARMEST TEMPERATURE AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE WAS 96 DEGREES ON
SEPTEMBER 3RD...WHILE THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS 6 DEGREES ON
JANUARY 9TH. OF FURTHER INTEREST...2011 WAS THE 9TH WARMEST YEAR AT
JACKSON. LONDON ENDED UP EXACTLY NORMAL WITH A MEAN TEMPERATURE OF
56.7 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT
WAS 96 DEGREES ON SEPTEMBER 2ND AND 3RD. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE AT
LONDON WAS ZERO DEGREES BACK ON JANUARY 9TH.

WARM CONDITIONS WERE EXPERIENCED AT JACKSON AND LONDON DURING THE
MONTH OF DECEMBER. JACKSON FINISHED LAST MONTH OVER FIVE DEGREES
WARMER THAN NORMAL...WHILE LONDON ENDED DECEMBER JUST OVER THREE
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. EVEN THOUGH 2011 ENDED UP VERY WET...LAST
MONTH SAW BOTH LOCATIONS WITH NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION TOTALS.
ACTUALLY THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE/S DECEMBER TOTAL WAS
NORMAL...WHILE THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT WAS OVER A TENTH OF INCH
ABOVE NORMAL.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED DECEMBER
2011 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 43.4 DEGREES...WHICH IS 5.3
DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 38.1 DEGREES. DECEMBER 2011 WAS THE
FIFTH WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD AT JACKSON...AND SOME 15 DEGREES
WARMER THAN DECEMBER 2010. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 51.7
DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 35.2 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST
TEMPERATURE FOR DECEMBER 2011 WAS 67 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE
14TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH WAS 21 DEGREES AND
HAPPENED ON THE 11TH. NO HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET
LAST MONTH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 4.18 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
DECEMBER 2011...WHICH IS NORMAL. THERE WERE TEN 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 THREE
DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN WAS RECEIVED...AND ONE DAY
WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF THE 27TH NETTED 1.12 INCHES OF
RAIN WHICH WAS THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT FOR DECEMBER...AND ALSO THE
GREATEST AMOUNT RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. NO DAILY PRECIPITATION
RECORDS WERE SET LAST MONTH. THE JACKSON 2011 PRECIPITATION TOTAL
ENDED UP AT 60.01 INCHES...WHICH IS 11.67 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THIS
TOTAL WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FOURTH WETTEST YEAR. THE WETTEST YEAR
AT JACKSON WAS 1989 WITH A TOTAL OF 63.29 INCHES. DECEMBER 2011
RECORDED THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW OF THE SNOW SEASON. LAST MONTH
SAW 0.4 INCHES OF SNOW FALL AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...SO THE
SEASONAL TOTAL IS ALSO 0.4 INCHES. THIS TOTAL IS 4.5 INCHES BELOW
NORMAL FOR THE MONTH...AND 5.1 INCHES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.
LAST DECEMBER...JACKSON MEASURED 18.5 INCHES...WHICH WAS THE
SNOWIEST DECEMBER AT JACKSON.

NO THUNDER WAS HEARD AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...WHICH IS JUST
BELOW THE NORMAL OF 0.3 DAYS FOR DECEMBER. THERE WERE 13 DAYS WITH
FOG...FOUR OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG. DECEMBER NORMALLY AVERAGES
4.5 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED FOR DECEMBER WAS 3.2
MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 45 MPH WAS RECORDED ON DECEMBER
27TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR DECEMBER IS TYPICALLY 6.3 MPH.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECORDED NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS DURING
DECEMBER 2011...WHICH IS 1 BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY
SEASON ENDED ON DECEMBER 31ST AND JACKSON HAD A TOTAL OF 1255...100
COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL. JACKSON ACCUMULATED 660 HEATING
DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 174 BELOW NORMAL. THE SEASONAL
TOTAL IS NOW 1377...WHICH IS 257 BELOW NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 41.6
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.1 DEGREES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 38.5 DEGREES FOR
DECEMBER. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 51.5 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 31.7 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 66 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 5TH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE
FROM DECEMBER 2011 WAS 18 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE 11TH. NO
HIGH OR LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST
MONTH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 4.40 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
DECEMBER 2011...WHICH IS 0.16 INCHES ABOVE THE NORMAL OF 4.24
INCHES. THERE WERE NINE DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE
FELL...AND EIGHT DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS
RECORDED. LONDON HAD FOUR DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND
ONE DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.11
INCHES ON THE 27TH...AND SET THE ONLY DAILY RAINFALL RECORD LAST
MONTH...AS WELL AS BEING THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF PRECIPITATION
RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD. THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER...THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT TOTALED 61.30 INCHES...WHICH IS 14.16 INCHES
ABOVE NORMAL. 2011 ENDED UP BEING THE FOURTH WETTEST YEAR AT LONDON.
THE WETTEST YEAR AT LONDON WAS IN 2004 WITH A TOTAL OF 66.82 INCHES.
NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT LONDON.

LONDON HAD NO DAYS WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 15
DAYS WITH FOG...AND TWO DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR DECEMBER 2011 WAS 4.2 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 44 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 27TH.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 715 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS 107 BELOW NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. 1567 HEATING DEGREE
DAYS HAVE BEEN RECORDED THIS HEATING DEGREE DAY SEASON...85 BELOW
NORMAL. THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT HAD NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS ONE BELOW NORMAL. THE COOLING DEGREE DAY SEASON
ENDED WITH A TOTAL OF 1249...WHICH IS 58 COOLING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE
NORMAL.

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.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFO...

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2011 AND ANNUAL 2011.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR DECEMBER 2011  AND ANNUAL 2011.



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