December Weather




Last Updated: 3/19/2018

December Weather Stats are for the period 1878-2017.

1981-2010 December Normals
High: 40.1
Low: 26.8
Mean: 33.5
Precipitation: 2.95″
Snowfall: 5.0″

Precipitation Records

Top 25 Wettest Decembers
1. 1990: 6.98″
2. 1923: 6.12″
3. 2012: 5.70″
4. 2011: 5.44″
5. 1881: 5.28″
6. 1951: 5.07″
7. 1978: 5.01″
8. 2015: 4.88″
9. 2008: 4.84″
10. 1957: 4.68″
11. 1971: 4.61″
12. 1911: 4.53″
13. 2007: 4.34″
14. 2013: 4.30″
15. 1879: 4.29″
16. 1915: 4.15″
17. 1895: 4.14″
18. 1883: 4.12″
19. 1964: 4.09″
20. 1880: 3.98″
21. 1878: 3.88″
22. 1982: 3.84″
23. 1929: 3.81″
24. 1991: 3.79″
25. 1921: 3.74″

Top 25 Driest Decembers
1. 1955: 0.46″
2. 1958: 0.69″
3. 1925: 0.73″
4. 1930: 0.80″
5. 1963: 0.85″
6. 1943: 0.91″
7. 1900: 0.92″
8. 1976: 0.93″
9. 1938: 1.04″
10. 1898: 1.09″
11. 1888: 1.11″
12. 1913: 1.13″
13. 1939: 1.20″
14. 1965: 1.24″
15. 2010: 1.26″
16. 1934: 1.30″
17. 1917: 1.31″
18. 1992: 1.32″
19. 1947: 1.44″
20. 1896: 1.52″
21. 1908: 1.59″
22. 1892, 1920: 1.60″
23. 1960: 1.62″
24. 1945: 1.66″
25. 2005: 1.67″

Top 25 Greatest Daily December Precipitation
1. 12/21/1998: 2.56″
2. 12/16/2000: 2.26″
3. 12/5/2011: 1.95″
4. 12/23/1921: 1.88″
5. 12/8/1978, 12/19/2008: 1.74″
6. 12/17/2011: 1.71″
7. 12/21/2013: 1.67″
8. 12/30/1990: 1.59″
9. 12/18/1990: 1.57″
10. 12/14/1901: 1.50″
11. 12/9/1901, 12/30/1932: 1.42″
12. 12/23/1883: 1.39″
13. 12/26/1895, 12/2/1991: 1.37″
14. 12/14/1881: 1.30″
15. 12/15/1982: 1.27″
16. 12/4/1880, 12/4/1916, 12/5/1923, 12/13/1927, 12/11/1964: 1.26″
17. 12/3/1990: 1.23″
18. 12/10/1966, 12/30/1971: 1.22″
19. 12/12/1911, 12/17/1937: 1.21″
20. 12/27/2015: 1.19″
21. 12/18/1929: 1.18″
22. 12/17/1933: 1.17″
23. 12/7/1950: 1.15″
24. 12/6/1971: 1.10″
25. 12/17/2016: 1.07″

Top 5 Decembers with Most 1″+ Daily Precipitation
1. 1990: 3
2. 1901, 1923, 1971, 1978, 2008: 2
3. 1880, 1881, 1883, 1895, 1903, 1904, 1911, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1927, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1950, 1964, 1966, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016: 1
4. All other years had 0.

Top 5 Decembers with Most 0.50″+ Daily Precipitation
1. 1923, 2012: 6
2. 1951, 1990, 2011: 5
3. 1957, 2009, 2015: 4
4. 1878, 1881, 1895, 1904, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1926, 1931, 1944, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1971, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1991, 1996, 2004, 2006, 2007: 3
5. 1880, 1884, 1886, 1892, 1894, 1901, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1922, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1950, 1953, 1956, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2008, 2014: 2

Top 5 Decembers with Most 0.25″+ Daily Precipitation
1. 1957: 9
2. 1923, 1951, 2012: 8
3. 1883, 1902, 1911, 1964, 1975, 1983, 1990, 2011: 7
4. 1881, 1899, 1904, 1915, 1929, 1931, 1972, 1984, 2007, 2009, 2015: 6
5. 1878, 1879, 1886, 1890, 1891, 1895, 1906, 1909, 1916, 1918, 1921, 1927, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1966, 1968, 2002, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2016: 5

Top 10 Decembers with the Most Precipitation Days
1. 2010: 28
2. 1902, 1935, 1974, 1983, 2005, 2008: 26
3. 1906, 1926, 1942, 1975, 1992, 2000: 25
4. 1915, 1952, 1964, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1981, 1989, 1993: 24
5. 1951, 1954, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1973, 1977, 1982, 1987, 2013, 2016: 23
6. 1907, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1921, 1930, 1934, 1940, 1957, 1968, 1969, 1991, 2009: 22
7. 1878, 1879, 1882, 1893, 1903, 1929, 1937, 1950, 1958, 1962, 1984, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2011: 21
8. 1880, 1892, 1898, 1905, 1916, 1918, 1923, 1924, 1939, 1944, 1945, 1961, 1962, 1978, 1985, 1990, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2014, 2017: 20
9. 1884, 1901, 1909, 1920, 1931, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1976: 19
10. 1886, 1887, 1899, 1900, 1904, 1919, 1932, 1933, 1941, 1949, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1976, 1988, 2015: 18

Snow Records

Top 25 Decembers with the Most Snow
1. 1960: 17.3″
2. 1880: 17.2″
3. 2012: 14.9″
4. 1917: 14.5″
5. 1951: 13.7″
6. 1890, 1916: 13.5″
7. 2000: 13.4″
8. 2013: 12.7″
9. 1995: 11.8″
10. 1909: 11.0″
11. 1902, 1929: 10.7″
12. 1883: 10.6″
13. 1950: 10.5″
14. 1886: 9.9″
15. 1935, 1981: 9.8″
16. 1969: 9.7″
17. 2004: 9.6″
19. 1962: 9.5″
20. 1989: 9.4″
21. 1952: 9.0″
22. 2009: 8.9″
23. 1961: 8.8″
24. 1985: 8.6″
25. 1957: 8.5″

Top 25 Decembers with the Least Snow
1. 1889: 0.0″
2. 1884, 1891, 1928, 1931, 1941, 2014, 2015: Trace
3. 1940, 2006: 0.1″
4. 1908, 1979: 0.2″
5. 1923, 1938, 1943, 1994: 0.3″
6. 1986, 1996: 0.4″
7. 1900, 1913, 1927, 2011: 0.5″
8. 1971: 0.6″
9. 1949: 0.7″
10. 1918: 0.8″
11. 1888: 0.9″
12. 1896, 1905, 1965: 1.1″
13. 1879, 1925: 1.2″
14. 1881, 1912: 1.3″
15. 1970: 1.4″
16. 1954, 1982: 1.5″
17. 1991: 1.6″
18. 2001: 1.7″
19. 1978: 1.8″
20. 1937: 1.9″
21. 1924, 1930: 2.0″
22. 1887, 1899, 1922, 1946, 2008: 2.1″
23. 1992: 2.4″
24. 1907: 2.5″
25. 1885, 1972, 1998: 2.8″

Top 25 Greatest Daily December Snowfalls
1. 12/3/1957: 7.9″
2. 12/25/1890: 7.0″
3. 12/20/1960: 6.5″
4. 12/22/1916, 12/1/1952: 6.0″
5. 12/29/2012: 5.9″
6. 12/8/1917, 12/14/1951: 5.8″
7. 12/25/1909, 12/5/1984: 5.7″
8. 12/5/1902, 12/18/1951: 5.5″
9. 12/23/1947: 5.4″
10. 12/22/2004: 5.2″
11. 12/5/2013: 5.1″
12. 12/26/1933: 5.0″
13. 12/16/1883, 12/26/2012: 4.9″
14. 12/18/1968: 4.7″
15. 12/11/1960: 4.6″
16. 12/23/1929, 12/5/1958: 4.5″
17. 12/21/1981, 12/19/1995: 4.3″
18. 12/15/1989: 4.2″
19. 12/17/1981: 4.1″
20. 12/8/1977, 12/5/2007: 4.0″
21. 12/23/1961: 3.7″
22. 12/31/1897, 12/29/1902, 12/10/1932, 12/13/1945, 12/28/1999: 3.6″
23. 12/23/1935, 12/1/1966: 3.5″
24. 12/17/1906: 3.4″
25. 12/17/1904, 12/13/1932, 12/19/1948, 12/14/1953, 12/13/2016: 3.2″

Top 5 Decembers with the Most 5″+ Daily Snowfalls
1. 1951: 2
2. 1890, 1902, 1909, 1916, 1917, 1933, 1947, 1957, 1960, 1984, 2004, 2012, 2013: 1
3. All other years: 0

Top 5 Decembers with the Most 2.5″+ Daily Snowfalls
1. 1880, 1960: 3
2. 1890, 1902, 1904, 1916, 1917, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1942, 1950, 1951, 1958, 1981, 2012, 2013: 2
3. 1892, 1897, 1901, 1906, 1909, 1911, 1914, 1920, 1921, 1926, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1945, 1947, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2016: 1
4. All other years: 0

Top 5 Decembers with the Most 1″+ Daily Snowfalls
1. 1880: 7
2. 2000: 6
3. 1890, 1917, 1962, 1985, 1995: 5
4. 1916, 1950, 1960, 2012, 2013, 2017: 4
5. 1886, 1909, 1929, 1935, 1945, 1951, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1974, 1980, 1989, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009: 3

Top 10 Decembers with the Most Daily Snowfalls
1. 2010: 25
2. 1963: 23
3. 1989, 2000: 21
4. 1962: 20
5. 1910, 1935, 1962: 19
6. 1903, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1969, 1983, 2008: 18
7. 1951, 1973, 1981, 1985, 1995, 2009: 17
8. 1902, 1915, 1960, 1975, 1976: 16
9. 1880, 1892, 1907, 1942, 1952, 1974, 1992, 1993, 2013, 2017: 15
10. 1898, 1909, 1914, 1916, 1919, 1930, 1939, 1944, 1970, 1977, 1987, 2003: 14

Top 5 Greatest December Snow Depths 1948-2017
1. 12/21/1960, 12/22/1960, 12/23/1960, 12/24/1960: 10.0″
2. 12/18/1951, 12/19/1951, 12/25/1960: 9.0″
3. 12/1/1950, 12/30/2012: 8.0″
4. 12/22/1981, 12/31/2012: 7.0″
5. 12/20/1951, 12/26/1960, 12/6/1984, 12/7/1984, 12/29/2012: 6.0″




Temperature

Cold Records

Top 25 Decembers with the Coldest Average High
1. 1989: 28.0
2. 1963: 28.5
3. 1917: 28.7
4. 1880: 30.4
5. 2000: 30.5
6. 1983: 31.1
7. 2010: 31.8
8. 1878, 1935: 31.9
9. 32.3, 1958: 32.3
10. 1903: 32.4
11. 1910: 32.7
12. 1909: 33.0
13. 1950, 1976: 33.2
14. 1914, 1985: 33.5
15. 1969: 33.6
16. 1962: 33.7
17. 1919: 34.0
18. 1944, 1960: 34.3
19. 2005: 35.3
20. 1942: 35.5
21. 1892: 35.8
22. 1886, 1901: 36.0
23. 1915, 1937, 1995: 36.5
24. 1925: 36.6
25. 1926, 1981: 36.7

Top 10 Coldest December Daily Highs
1. 12/29/1880, 12/25/1983: 1
2. 12/30/1880: 2
3. 12/9/1917, 12/10/1917, 12/24/1983, 12/22/1989: 4
4. 12/27/1925, 12/16/1951: 7
5. 12/28/1880, 12/16/1989, 12/22/2000: 8
6. 12/29/1917, 12/19/1963, 12/10/1977, 12/17/1989: 9
7. 12/25/1878, 12/31/1880, 12/16/1901, 12/15/1914, 12/31/1917, 12/12/1962, 12/30/1983: 10
8. 12/18/1901, 12/25/1924, 12/16/1932, 12/23/1960, 12/7/1977, 12/21/1989: 11
9. 12/24/1878, 12/20/1901, 12/21/1901, 12/28/1924,
12/27/1933, 12/16/1945, 12/22/1960, 12/23/1983: 12
10. 12/9/1880, 12/19/1884, 12/2/1886, 12/28/1894, 12/19/1901, 12/26/1925, 12/13/1962, 12/15/1963, 12/21/1963, 12/31/1976: 13

Top 25 Decembers with the Coldest Average Low
1. 1989: 11.6
2. 1917: 13.9
3. 1958: 14.5
4. 1963: 14.6
5. 1960: 15.9
6. 1962: 16.0
7. 2000: 16.1
8. 1976: 16.3
9. 1950: 16.4
10. 1903: 16.7
11. 1919: 18.1
12. 1886: 18.2
13. 1983, 1985: 18.5
14. 1909: 18.7
15. 1880: 18.9
16. 1969: 20.0
17. 1910: 20.3
18. 1878: 20.5
19. 1935: 20.6
20. 1924, 1945: 20.8
21. 1904, 1995: 21.1
22. 2010: 21.2
23. 1901, 1944, 1955: 21.4
24. 1914: 21.6
25. 1977: 21.8

Top 10 Coldest December Lows
1. 12/22/1989: -17
2. 12/27/1950, 12/16/1951, 12/23/1989: -14
3. 12/30/1880, 12/24/1983, 12/25/1983, 12/17/1989: -12
4. 12/24/1989: -11
5. 12/29/1880, 12/28/1950, 12/17/1951, 12/20/1963, 12/21/1989: -10
6. 12/11/1917: -9
7. 12/19/1884, 12/9/1917, 12/10/1917, 12/30/1917, 12/10/1958, 12/11/1958, 12/21/1963: -8
8. 12/24/1878, 12/21/1901, 12/13/1960, 12/16/1989, 12/18/1989: -7
9. 12/16/1901, 12/27/1925, 12/22/1960: -6
10. 12/13/1962, 12/31/1976, 12/25/1980, 12/26/1983: -5

Top 25 Decembers with the Coldest Mean
1. 1989: 19.8
2. 1917: 21.3
3. 1963: 21.6
4. 2000: 23.3
5. 1958: 23.4
6. 1903: 24.5
7. 1880: 24.6
8. 1976: 24.7
9. 1950, 1983: 24.8
10. 1962: 24.9
11. 1960: 25.1
12. 1909: 25.9
13. 1919, 1985: 26.0
14. 1878: 26.2
15. 1935: 26.3
16. 1910, 1945, 2010: 26.5
17. 1969: 26.8
18. 1886: 27.1
19. 1914: 27.6
20. 1944: 27.9
21. 1901: 28.7
22. 1995: 28.8
23. 1904, 1924: 29.0
24. 1942: 29.1
25. 1977: 29.5

Top 10 Decembers with the Most 32 and Below Highs
1. 2010: 22
2. 1963, 1989: 21
3. 1909: 20
4. 1950, 2000: 18
5. 1910, 1917, 1976: 16
6. 1880, 1945, 1962, 1995: 15
7. 1903, 1914, 1935, 1958, 1960, 1983: 14
8. 1878, 1892, 1904, 1944, 1985, 2005: 13
9. 1924, 1932, 1942, 1969: 12
10. 1886, 1890, 1893, 1898, 1899, 1902, 1916, 1919, 1926, 1930, 1955, 1961, 1968, 1970, 1977: 11

Top 10 Decembers with the Most 32 and Below Lows
1. 1962, 1976: 31
2. 1886, 1903, 1910, 1919, 1963, 1988, 1989: 30
3. 1950, 1958, 1960, 1969, 2000, 2010: 29
4. 1880, 1904, 1915, 1945: 28
5. 1908, 1909, 1944, 1954, 1978, 2009, 2017: 27
6. 1885, 1890, 1899, 1902, 1917, 1921, 1926, 1934, 1955, 1968, 1981, 1985, 2003, 2008: 26
7. 1878, 1898, 1916, 1925, 1935, 1942, 1961, 1983, 1995: 25
8. 1882, 1892, 1924, 1947, 1949, 1966, 1975, 1979, 1994: 24
9. 1893, 1906, 1912, 1914, 1922, 1927, 1930, 1932, 1939, 1951, 1953, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1980, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2013: 23
10. 1884, 1887, 1895, 1900, 1901, 1905, 1907, 1936, 1943, 1946, 1952, 1957, 1970, 1986, 1987: 22

Heat Records

Top 25 Decembers with the Warmest Average High
1. 2015: 52.5
2. 1889: 52.3
3. 1923: 49.3
4. 2006: 48.2
5. 1984: 48.0
6. 1891, 1931, 1956: 47.9
7. 1982: 47.5
8. 1881: 47.1
9. 1918: 46.9
10. 1971: 46.8
11. 1994: 46.5
12. 1998: 45.9
13. 1990: 45.8
14. 2012: 45.5
15. 1957: 45.4
16. 1940, 2011: 45.3
17. 1946: 45.0
18. 1949, 2001: 44.9
19. 1996: 44.3
20. 1936, 1941: 44.2
21. 1991: 44.0
22. 1879: 43.9
23. 1911, 1965: 43.6
24. 1959: 43.3
25. 1928: 43.2

Top 10 Warmest Daily December Highs
1. 12/3/1982: 76
2. 12/6/1998: 73
3. 12/10/1971, 12/2/1982: 72
4. 12/6/1956, 12/5/2001: 70
5. 12/8/1966, 12/7/1998, 12/21/2013, 12/26/2016: 69
6. 12/31/1951, 12/4/1982, 12/28/1984, 12/27/2008, 12/22/2013, 12/12/2015: 68
7. 12/29/1889, 12/5/1909, 12/1/1970, 12/17/1984, 12/7/2004: 67
8. 12/24/1889, 12/11/1931, 12/9/1952, 12/27/1959, 12/11/2007, 12/27/2015: 66
9. 12/13/1901, 12/14/1901, 12/12/1949, 12/6/1951, 12/4/1953, 12/24/1964, 12/5/1982, 12/14/1995, 12/3/1998, 12/4/1998, 12/5/1998, 12/5/2013, 12/14/2015, 12/23/2015: 65
10. 12/7/1892, 12/25/1893, 12/9/1897, 12/13/1918, 12/8/1922, 12/16/1924, 12/13/1927, 12/24/1932, 12/5/1933, 12/4/1941, 12/9/1946, 12/15/1948, 12/3/1951, 12/7/1951, 12/4/1956, 12/5/1960, 12/4/1961, 12/1/1962, 12/21/1967, 12/15/1971, 12/28/1982, 12/16/1984, 12/29/1984, 12/1/2006, 12/28/2008, 12/13/2015: 64

Top 25 Decembers with the Warmest Average Low
1. 1889, 2015: 36.9
2. 1923: 34.7
3. 1931: 34.3
4. 1881: 34.0
5. 1918: 33.9
6. 1956: 33.6
7. 2012: 33.4
8. 1982: 33.2
9. 2011: 32.6
10. 1940, 1941: 32.3
11. 1891, 2006: 32.0
12. 2001: 31.8
13. 1911: 31.1
14. 1984, 1994: 31.0
15. 1879: 30.5
16. 1998: 30.3
17. 1971: 30.0
18. 2014: 29.9
19. 1996: 29.8
20. 1936: 29.7
21. 1928, 1965: 29.6
22. 1939, 1959, 1987: 29.5
23. 1972: 29.4
24. 1913: 29.3
25. 2007: 29.0

Top 10 Warmest Daily December Lows
1. 12/6/1998: 62
2. 12/3/1982: 61
3. 12/8/1966, 12/4/1982: 59
4. 12/24/1964, 12/21/2013: 57
5. 12/13/1929, 12/12/2015: 56
6. 12/25/1889, 12/30/1936, 12/25/1982, 12/3/2012, 12/13/2015: 55
7. 12/4/1916, 12/13/1927, 12/7/1951, 12/7/1966, 12/5/2001: 54
8. 12/15/1891, 12/1/1914, 12/21/1923, 12/2/1982, 12/28/1984: 53
9. 12/20/1895, 12/25/1895, 12/26/1940, 12/27/1940, 12/6/1956, 12/31/1965, 12/4/1973, 12/7/1980, 12/1/1982, 12/8/1991, 12/4/1998, 12/5/1998, 12/2/2012: 52
10. 12/10/1897, 12/2/1914, 12/13/1920, 12/24/1932, 12/23/1941, 12/9/1952, 12/19/1957, 12/5/1994, 12/5/1999, 12/17/2006, 12/23/2015: 51

Top 25 Decembers with the Warmest Mean
1. 2015: 44.7
2. 1889: 44.6
3. 1923: 42.0
3. 1931: 41.1
4. 1956: 40.8
5. 1881: 40.6
6. 1918, 1982: 40.4
7. 2006: 40.1
8. 1891: 40.0
9. 1984: 39.5
10. 2012: 39.4
11. 2011: 38.9
12. 1940: 38.8
13. 1994: 38.7
14. 1971, 2001: 38.4
15. 1941: 38.2
16. 1998: 38.1
17. 1911: 37.3
18. 1879, 1990: 37.2
19. 1936, 1996: 37.0
20. 1946: 36.8
21. 1957: 36.7
22. 1965: 36.6
23. 1928, 1959, 1991: 36.4
24. 1972: 36.1
25. 2014: 36.0

Top 10 Great Temperature Ranges in Degrees (Warmest High to Coldest Low)
1. 1951: 82
2. 1901: 72
3. 1880, 1909, 1960: 71
4. 1958, 1962, 1966: 69
5. 1884, 1932, 1950, 1963, 1984, 2004: 68
6. 1924, 1989: 67
7. 1933: 66
8. 1925, 1961, 1982, 1983, 2008, 2016: 65
9. 1953: 64
10. 1914, 1916: 63