A Far From "Normal" December...

You may have noticed that December did not feel quite as cold as previous years...or that there was a lack of snowfall.  Well, you would be correct.  December brought far below normal snowfall at the National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township, in addition to warmer than normal temperatures.  Many people have asked if we beat any records.  Here is a list of the warmest and least snowy Decembers on record...

 

  

Least Snowy Decembers (1969-current) Normal = 41.6"

Ranking Year Snowfall (inches)
1 1994 7.4
2 1986 10.5
3 2002 11.4
4 1975 12.2
5 1974 17.3
6 1982 17.4
7 1979 18.9
8 1993 22.9
9 1969 24.0
10 2011 24.7
Warmest Decembers (1961-current)
Ranking Year

  Average Daily Temperature (degrees F)

1 1994 27.5
2 2001 25.9
3 2006 25.5
4 1997 24.6
5 1965 24.0
6 1974 23.9
7 1979 23.5
  1987 23.5
8 1982 23.2
  2003 23.2
9 2011 22.4
  1998 22.4
10 2002 22.1

 

Note: These numbers only reflect measurements taken at the National Weather Service Office in Negaunee Township.



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