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A Warm and Wet December

by Kristin Walls

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 9:59 PM

We closed the record books on the month of December warmer and wetter than average, which is typical of a La Nina year. The average temperature was 42.6 degrees (5.4 degrees above the average). Precipitation for the month came in at 5.17 inches (1.16 inches above the average). No measurable snow fell during the month and less than 1" came down in southern Indiana. Typically during the month of December, we see on average 2.6 inches.

Heading into the first full week of January, things look quiet and dry. We will get a blast of arctic air for the first part of next week with some of our coldest air of the season. By Tuesday morning, temperatures will fall into the teens with wind chills in the single digits! Highs will even struggle to warm up into the upper 20s by Tuesday afternoon. The cold blast won't last long with temperatures warming back into the 50s by Friday.

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