Weather — December 2012

We were out of town from 11 a.m. December 24 until about 10 p.m. December 26.

Date Day Low
Precipitation (inches)
12/31Mon 14.2°32.0° 
Cloudy early, with light west breezes and falling temperatures; winds shifting to northwest for the midday. Clearing at dusk, with north breezes
12/30Sun 8.8°30.7° 
Sunny with south to southwest breezes; some clouds from late afternoon onward. Temperature still rising at midnight
12/29Sat 23.7°29.5°Snow 0.1″
Light snow overnight. Cloudy with northwest winds becoming west after 3 p.m. Clearing by 10:30 p.m. with light southwest breezes
12/28Fri 24.1°32.0°Snow 0.4″
Snow from 8 a.m. through noon, and again after dark; winds calm to light southeast
12/27Thu 21.9°28.9° 
Cloudy with light north to northeast breezes
12/26Wed 23°28° 
Cloudy with stronger north winds. Low at midnight (start of day); temps nearly steady from 3:30 a.m. onward
12/25Tue 13.8°25° 
Fair early, becoming cloudy after sundown; light north breezes
12/24Mon 20.1°28.9° 
Cloudy with light north breezes
12/23Sun 15.1°25.0° 
Fair overnight; becoming cloudy in the morning. Light north breezes
12/22Sat 10.9°28.8° 
Fair skies with calm to light and variable winds
12/21Fri 18.7°24.6° 
Clearing around sunrise, with strong northwest winds slowly diminishing. Low temperature around 9 a.m.; high at midday
12/20Thu 28.4°34.2°Rain 1.10″ ~ Snow 4.3″ (see note below)
Snow changing to rain before sunrise; high temperature around sunrise, then slowly falling. Winds shifting from east to north by mid-morning, and increasing. Rain changing to snow shortly after noon; visibility worsening by 1 p.m. Snow tapering to flurries in evening (ending by 11 p.m.), with strong northwest winds. Low at midnight.
12/19Wed 27.1°36.1°Snow 1.3″
Cloudy and calm until 6 p.m. East to northeast breezes after that. Light snow 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. Heavier snow after 10:45 p.m. Temps steady 31 to 32 degrees with the snow.
12/18Tue 28.2°33.4°Snow 0.1″
Cloudy, with occasional light snow from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. then a bit of sleet and rain. Winds rotating counterclockwise from southwest (before sunrise) to east (midday) to west (just before midnight)
12/17Mon 32.0°36.5° 
Cloudy, with a light northwest breeze becoming calm by mid-morning; some breaks in the clouds toward evening
12/16Sun 37.9°47.3°Rain 0.05″
Light rain midnight to 6 a.m. Temperatures steady or slowly falling all day, with westerly winds
12/15Sat 35.7°47.3°Rain 0.50″
Low around 8 p.m. Friday. Rain from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southeast winds becoming southwest after 5 p.m. Temp nearly steady from noon onward
12/14Fri 25.7°49.5° 
Fair and calm early; sunny later, with east to southeast breezes
12/13Thu 29.1°46.2° 
Fair with south to southwest winds, strong and gusty from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. then diminishing
12/12Wed 25.5°44.4° 
Sunny, with a light south breeze becoming stronger after 10 a.m.
12/11Tue 20.5°32.9° 
Partly sunny with a southwest wind
12/10Mon 30.4°33.4°Snow (trace)
Cloudy, with a west breeze early, shifting to north or northwest. Few flurries around 8:30 a.m. and again after 11 p.m.
12/9Sun 33.3°35.8°Snow and Rain (Precip 0.37″)
Light snow 3 to 6 a.m. ~ Snow and rain mixed after 8 a.m. changing to all rain by 11 a.m. then ending by sundown. Light east winds becoming northwest after 6 p.m.
12/8Sat 31.8°39.4°Snow (trace)
Light snow overnight (no accumulation). Cloudy early, with a north breeze; variably cloudy later, with winds gradually shifting to east by 5 p.m.
12/7Fri 35.6°42.3° 
Cloudy with a few patches of morning sun, and light north to northeast breezes
12/6Thu 30.2°46.9° 
Low temp at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Mostly cloudy, with south to southwest winds
12/5Wed 22.5°36.5° 
Sunny, with a light northeast breeze becoming southeast by afternoon
12/4Tue 40.6°55.2° 
Becoming sunny in the morning, with a light west breeze; stronger breezes from midday until sundown
12/3Mon 42.4°65.3°Rain 0.33″
Low temp at 10 p.m. Sunday. Dense fog early, with a light south breeze. Generally cloudy; rain between 3 and 8 p.m. Clearing by 9 p.m. with west winds shifting to northwest
12/2Sun 53.6°59.5° 
Gradually becoming fair by late morning. Light northwest breezes becoming calm in the afternoon
12/1Sat 36.1°56.5°Rain (trace)
Early morning fog, then cloudy, with light southerly breezes. A bit of light rain around 6 p.m.

Notes on Snowstorm, December 19 and 20: Snowfall total 5.6″ Total precipitation for storm estimated at 1.81″ (measured 1.60″ to 7:15 p.m.; only 0.1″ of snow fell after that. Snow on the 19th probably contained about 0.20″).