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Weather blog: Unusual weather in December

Happy Tuesday bloggers,

There has been arctic air that has plunged into the northern plains and the Great Lakes this week, but it is receding. Temperatures have been 10 to 15 degrees above average this month, with highs mostly in the 1950s and 1960s. Last Thursday we hit the 1970s. Yesterday we saw a peak in the mountains. 1930s. Colder air will be the exception next week.

This is the top tier throughput for Tuesday, December 14th. There are strong signs that a huge summer high will form near the Gulf Coast. These characteristics can create heat waves during the summer. And in December? Well, they bring in temperatures well above average, which means days with highs in the 60s and 70s. The 80s can be found in Texas for days in a row. We are at the northern limit of this upper level anticyclone, so we can see highs mostly in the 60s, which is 20 degrees above average. A day here or there in December with highs in the 60s is not unusual, several days in a row with highs in the 60s here are most unusual.

Jeff penner

Average highs drop from 44 ° to 43 ° over the next 7 days. We are constantly running 10 to 20 degrees above average.


Jeff penner

We are also following a strong storm system for Friday and Saturday. Weather and 70 ° snow will be within 200-300 miles of each other. We will be closer to 70 °, but that could change.

Details on the storm system and unusually hot weather are in the video below.

Have a great weekend and stay healthy.