December Climate Summary

December 2013 was below average in both temperature and precipitation.

The 1st half of the month was actually cooler than the 2nd half with the average high temperature 38.2° and 43.2° respectively.

There was also a big difference in 2012 when the 1st half of the month it was 54.2° with the 2nd half only 39.1°.

Factoring in the lows average temperature was 3° below average in 2013 compared to 4.8° above average in 2012.

Snow fell on 5 days including 2.2" on the evening of the 21st giving a total of 4.3" of snow in December which is 0.9" below normal for snowfall in the month.

**Average is based on a 30 year average between 1981-2010
**All values are from observations taken at Billard Airport in Topeka

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