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Nick Diller weather summary: December 2018 warmer and wetter than average

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By Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019 Life In the Berkshires

Great Barrington — December 2018 turned out to be warmer and wetter than average, but not whiter.

The average mean temperature for the month was 32 with a high of 39 and an average low of 25. That was 3 degrees warmer than the now 55-year average and, in this century, 2 degrees warmer. That means another record warm year.

And with the warm temperatures came very high humidity. That humidity translated into a very wet year with the most precipitation seen in this young century of 63.72 inches, which was nearly 20 inches more than last year and 24 inches more that the drought year of 2016.

With global warming raising the Atlantic Ocean water temperatures, which increases the region’s humidity, it would seem that 2019 will be no different. “Warm and wet” may be the watch words from now on.

 

LO TEMP       SKY RAIN SNOW                               COMMENTS
26 CHANGING 0.06 PARTLY CLOUDY DAY. MOSTLY CLOUDY EVENING. LIGHT RAIN 10P TIL
35 CLOUDY 0.55 RAIN TIL 8A. THEN DRIZZLE & LIGHT RAIN TIL EARLY EVENING.
36 CHANGING PARTLY CLOUDY DAY. BECOMING MCLDY AT SUNSET.
23 FAIR BREEZY
17 FAIR PCLDY
16 CHANGING 0.3 A FEW FLURRIES AM. VCLDY DAY. MCLDY EVENING. SNOW SHOWER EVENING (.03)
17 CHANGING 0.3 SNOW SHOWER (.03)  EARLY AM. THEN CLEARING. FAIR,  WINDY DAY. CLEAR CALM EVENING
17 CHANGING 0.1 PCLDY AM. MCLDY PM. SNOW SHOWER EVENING
15 CHANGING MCLDY AM. PCLDY PM.
18 FAIR
13 FAIR
21 CHANGING VCLDY WITH A FEW AM FLURRIES
22 CLOUDY 0.9 LIGHT SNOW (.02) 9A TIL 3P
45 30 CLOUDY HI TEMP 11:50P.
51 42 CHANGING HI TEMP 12:01A BECOMING PCLDY MID AM.  MCLDY EARLY EVE. FAIR LATE PM
38 29 CLOUDY 0.64 0.8 BECOMING MCLDY EARLY AM. RAIN 9A TIL 8P THEN SLEET (.27) TIL 11P
38 30 CLOUDY 0.02 0.2 DRIZZLE EARLY AM.  SNOW SHOWER (,01) EVENING. WINDY  (GUSTS TO 35 MPH) LO TEMP 11:59P
31 19 FAIR
40 16 FAIR
43 19 CHANGING 0.2 BECOMING MCLDY MID DAY. RAIN 6P TIL MIDNIGHT AND BEYOND.
60 37 CLOUDY 1.73 MODERATE RAIN MIDNIGHT TIL 2P THEN HEAVY RAIN TIL 4. THEN LIGHT RAIN AND DRIZZLE TIL MIDNIGHT.
56 34 CLOUDY 0.14 HI TEMP 12:01A. EARLY AM RAIN.  MORE RAIN 7A THEN SNOW FLURRIES. WINDY. MCLDY AFTERNOON.
35 27 CHANGING MCLDY AM. PCLDY PM.
39 28 CHANGING 1.1 THICKENING CLOUDS. LIGHT SNOW  ( .04  ) 2A TIL 11:30P THEN PCLDY. MCLDY FEVENING WITH LURRIES
35 23 CHANGING CLOUDS LIFTING AT SUNRISE TO A FAIR SEASONABLE DAY.
34 19 CHANGING CLOUDING UP AT SUNRISE. FLURRIES AM. MCLDY ALL DAY
36 26 CHANGING CLOUDS LIFTING AT SUNRISE PCLDY. WINDY AN.  BECOMING MCLDY SUNSET.
53 34 CLOUDY 0.25 RAIN STARTING OUT AS A LITTLE SLEET AT 1:30A ENDING AT 9P
46 27 CHANGING CLOUDS LIFTING AT SUNRISE.THEN  PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WINDY .GUSTS TO 26..
34 25 CHANGING 0.2 MCLDY AM. LIGHT SNOW 7;30a til 8;30A. THEN PCLDY.
39 24 CHANGING BECOMING MCLDY AT SUNRISE. RAIN 5P TO MIDNIGHT
39 25 Mean=32 3.9 1965-2018 AVERAGE; Temp: 37/20  Mean: 28.5   Rain: 2.95″   Snow: 14.7″
Melted Precip 0.41 3.9 2000-2018 AVERAGE: Temp: 38/21  Mean: 29.5   Rain: 4.13″   Snow: 14.9″
Total 4.31
Yearly Total 63.72

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