Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's cold today but it may not last!
Before we look forward to January, let's look back at the month of December. The month began with record warmth as the mercury climbed to a balmy 69° on the 3rd of December. Not only did it break the record high for that day it also broke the all time record high for the month of December! The average temperature monthly high was 33.4°, a whopping 8° above what the normal average high should be for the month. This makes December 2012 the 5th warmest December on record for Rockford! As far as rainfall we actually came out on top with just shy of 2.5" reported at the Chicago/Rockford Int'l Aiport. That wasn't the case for snowfall, however. Typically the month of December is when we see the most snowfall with an average of 11.3" and January receiving just a little over 10". This December we only received 2.1" of the white stuff. Keep in mind that was here in Rockford. Many locations north and west of here received quite a bit more the Thursday before Christmas.