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Monday, January 3, 2011

2010 In Review

The National Weather Service issued a preliminary annual climate report. You can read the whole report here. Or I can give you the Cliffsnotes!

Overview:
  • 2010 ranked within the top five warmest years in record.
  • Near to above normal precipitation
Records:
  • 4th Wettest March on record: 6.81"
  • 4th Warmest March on record: 45.0 degrees, warmest since 1946
  • Warmest April on record: 54.7 degrees
  • 8th Warmest May on record 63.3 degrees, warmest since 1991
  • Warmest climatological spring (March, April, May): 54.3 degrees, 5.4 above normal
  • Tied 10th Warmest June: 70.6 degrees, warmest since 2008
  • Tied Warmest July 77.1 degrees, warmest since 1994
  • 3rd Warmest summer on record (June, July, August): 73.7 degrees, warmest since '49
  • December 2010 was the 4th consecutive December with above normal snowfall
  • December was the 8th December of the past 9 with above normal snowfall dating back to 2002.
Can You Take The Heat?
  • Number of days with 90+ temperatures: 34 days, 16 days more than average. This ties the third greatest total with 1965 and is the most since 35 days were recorded in 2002.
  • Heat waves (3 or more days at 90+ temperatures): July 4-9, July 16-18, August 9-11, August 29-September 2.
Daily Records Set Or tied:
  • March 19: High maximum 73 degrees
  • March 23: Daily precipitation: 1.07"
  • March 29: Daily precipitation: 1.58"
  • April 7: High maximum 93 degrees
  • May 2: High minimum: 61 degrees
  • May 3: Tied high minimum 61 degrees
  • May 11: Low minimum 29 degrees
  • May 12: Low maximum 49 degrees
  • May 13: Tied low minimum 32 degrees
  • May 26: High maximum 99 degrees
  • June 28: Tied high minimum 73 degrees
  • July 6: High maximum 102 degrees
  • July 6: High minimum 75 degrees
  • July 7: High maximum 100 degrees
  • July 7: High minimum 75 degrees
  • July 8: Tied high minimum 73 degrees
  • July 13: High minimum 74 degrees
  • July 14: Tied high minimum 72 degrees
  • September 1: Tied high maximum 96 degrees
  • October 1: Daily Precip: 2.26"
  • October 26: High minimum 62 degrees
  • December 1: Daily Precip: 1.43"
  • December 12: Daily Precip: 3.34
  • December 27: Daily snowfall 7.0"
More useless facts...ENJOY!

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