A Different December…2007 vs. 2006

Seeing the record high for the 18th of December listed at 72, set just last year, made me realize what a different December we’re having in 2007 compared to 2006. Through the first 18 days of the month, the contrasts between this December and last December are striking. Here are some statistics that point to the differences (all stats from BWI-Marshall):

Days with temperatures in the 70s:
2006: 2
2007: 0

Days with temperatures in the 60s or higher:
2006: 5
2007: 0

Days with temperatures in the 50s or higher:
2006: 12
2007: 5

Average temperature:
2006: 42.2
2007: 36.4

Snowfall:
2006: Tr.
2007: 4.8″

Total precipitation:
2006: 0.22″
2007: 2.26″

While temperatures may trend upward heading into the weekend, a cold front is expected to move through the area Sunday night, dropping temperatures back to normal or below normal levels heading into the final week of the month. If the forecast holds, this may end up being the first colder than normal month since April.

Tom Tasselmyer

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