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Archive for December, 2008
Winds will shift to the northwest late this evening, ushering in much colder temperatures overnight. Winds may gust to around 45 mph at times. Strong winds combined with falling temperatures will produce wind chills near zero.
Due to the recent ice storm that deposited nearly 1/2 inch of glaze over all surfaces, our wind equipment — anemometer that measures wind speed and wind vane for direction — are not reporting accurate data. They remain encased in ice and will need a day when we reach or exceed freezing before they begin reporting again. Let’s hope that happens soon! Unfortunately it meant that we missed some peak gusts from the strong winds today. Wind chills were likely near 30 below zero at times today.
A significant ice storm occurred last night and this morning depositing just under 1/2 inch of ice (known as “glaze”) on all surfaces. Several tree branches have come down in the area due to the weight of the ice on the tree limbs.
A powerful cold front swept across the area Sunday night. The temperature reached 50° around 8 PM last night in advance of the front. After frontal passage, winds switched to the west-northwest and gusted up to over 30 mph. Rain that had been falling quickly turned to sleet and then snow. The graph shows the dramatic temperature drop after frontal passage. By early Monday morning the temperature had dropped to 5°!
Our internet service went down around 1:30 AM this morning and we are finally back on line as of around 4:30 PM this afternoon. Our website weather data should be updating once again.
November was notable for some well above normal temperatures in the 70s during the first week of the month. Precipitation was below normal. The month ended with our first snowstorm of the season.
Here are the highlights:
Average temperature = 39.3 °F
Average humidity = 77 %
Average dewpoint = 32.2 °F
Average barometer = 30.045 in.
Average windspeed = 7.1 mph
Average gustspeed = 10.6 mph
Average direction = 247 ° (WSW)
Rainfall for month = 0.65 inch
Snowfall = Trace
Maximum temperature = 74.0 °F on day 03 at time 13:19
Minimum temperature = 12.7 °F on day 22 at time 02:38
Maximum humidity = 100 % on day 26 at time 06:17
Minimum humidity = 37 % on day 04 at time 15:13
Maximum pressure = 30.60 in. on day 21 at time 10:22
Minimum pressure = 29.26 in. on day 30 at time 20:39
Maximum windspeed = 24.2 mph from 180 °( S ) on day 13 at time 14:21
Maximum gust speed = 36.8 mph from 180 °( S ) on day 13 at time 14:24
Maximum heat index = 79.0 °F on day 04 at time 17:09