Archive for January, 2010

A Cold Start to 2010

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

The low temperature this morning was -10 degrees F. If you think that it’s been a cold January, you are correct. The following image depicts the departure from mean for the first nine days of the month. It does appear as though temperatures will moderate later this week.

2009 Climate Summary

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here are some climate highlights from 2009

Temperature:
Warmest temperature: 93.5 degrees on June 23
Coldest temperature: -27.0 degrees on January 16 ( a new all-time record low at Goose Lake Weather)
Mean annual temperature: 49.4 degrees

Precipitation:
Total precipitation (rain and melted snow): 55.18 inches (!). A very wet year.
Total annual snowfall: 36.4 inches
Greatest 24 hour total rainfall: 3.26 inches on April 27 (most of this fell in 4 hours during the evening of 4/27)
Greatest 24 hour snowfall: 4.6 inches on January 14
Greatest storm total snowfall 6.7 inches ending January 15 (extremely low water content with a 61:1 ratio)