430 AM EST SAT JAN 5 2013

...December was drier and much warmer than normal for Tallahassee...

The average monthly temperature for December recorded at the
Tallahassee Regional Airport was 56.8 degrees, or 3.6 degrees above
normal. The highest temperature recorded during the month was 80
degrees on the 6th and 17th. The lowest temperature was 26 degrees
on the 22nd and was one of 6 days with freezing or sub-freezing
temperatures which is 4 less than what we normally experience in
December. There were no temperature records tied or broken
during the month.

Rainfall at the Tallahassee Regional Airport for December measured
3.27 inches, or 0.63 inches below normal. There were 7 days with
measurable rainfall during the month which was 1 below normal. The
greatest amount in a 24-hour period was 0.89 inches on the 11th
through the 12th. Although December saw below normal rainfall, it
was just enough to avoid another year with below normal rainfall.
Tallahassee`s annual rainfall for 2012 was 59.31 inches which was
only 0.08 inches above normal. There were 2 days with thunder
reported at the airport which was normal. The peak wind for the
month was 37 mph from the northwest on the 6th.

The outlook for January from the Climate Prediction Center calls for
an enhanced chance for above normal temperature and rainfall. The
average monthly temperature for January is 51.2 degrees with normal
monthly rainfall of 4.34 inches.


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