WINTER SEASON TO DATE... DECEMBER 2003
Temperatures were above normal for December 2003 at both Paducah and Evansville. There were several days in which the mercury reached 60 degrees or above in Paducah. There was only one day in Evansville where it was above 60 degrees (the 28th), but there were several days when the high temperature was in the upper 50s.
The only real significant weather in December of 2003 was a snowfall event that occurred on December 13th. Most of the snow was confined to southwest Indiana and portions of western Kentucky and southeast Illinois. Snowfall totals ranged from 2 to 4 inches, with the higher amounts occurring in southwest Indiana. Also, the daily record snowfall was broken in Evansville that night, as they had 2.8 inches of snow, which broke the old record of 1.5 inches of snow set in 1954.
There were several other days during the month in which a trace or a tenths of snow fell, otherwise snowfall totals were below normal for December 2003 for Paducah, KY. However, at Evansville, IN, due to the 2.8 inches of snow that fell on the 13th, along with an additional 0.2 inches of snow that fell on the 18th, put Evansville above normal for snowfall in December. The normal snowfall in December in Evansville is only 2.8 inches.
As far as precipitation is concerned, totals were way below normal for Paducah. In fact, December 2003 was the seventh driest on record. Even at Evansville, totals were below normal as well, making December 2003 the sixth driest on record there.
Here is a detailed look at the winter season to date...
|DECEMBER 2003||Average Monthly Temperature||Departure From Normal||Remarks|
|Paducah, KY||39.4 degrees||2.5 degrees above normal|
|Evansville, IN||38.4 degrees||2.8 degrees above normal|
|DECEMBER 2003||Monthly Precip.||Dptr From Normal||Monthly Snowfall||Dptr From Normal||Remarks|
|Paducah, KY||2.20 inches||2.18 in. below normal||0.1 inches||1.4 in. below normal||7th driest|
|Evansville, IN||1.20 inches||2.34 in. below normal||3.0 inches||0.2 in. above normal||6th driest|