The biggest rainstorm of the year produced 3.03" (2.97" of it fell today), edging out the 2.96" that fell on Feb. 7. The precipitation briefly began as snow and sleet as temperatures were in the upper 20s before 7AM (0.3" accumulated), but the temperature rose into the mid-40s by nightfall. Most of the rain fell between 3PM and midnight, with one inch falling between 6-8PM.
Today, with a high/low of 38/32 was the 32nd day in the past six weeks (beginning Nov. 2) to have a diurnal variation of less than ten degrees. During these days the average variation was eight degrees. The average high/low of 47/39 was a few degrees below average.
A breeze out of the northeast, low clouds and periods of drizzle kept the temperature from moving much as just two degree separated the high (40°) and low (38°).
The first snow of the season fell, a dusting of 0.3". It was the only snow to fall in December, and for the rest of the winter just 7.8" more would fall. It was the fourth day in a row of very cold temperatures, with today's high reaching just 29° after a low of 16°.
Rain fell for forty-nine of the past fifty-six hours (between 8PM on 12/10 thru 5AM today), amounting to 3.31".
This was the fourth day in a row with a morning low of 33°.
In the two weeks ending today, no two days had the same high temperature. They ranged between 34° and 63°.
Today's rainfall of 0.95" brought the year's total precipitation over fifty inches for an unprecedented seventh year in a row.
Today's high (67°) and low (55°) both set warm temperature records for the date. And for the second day in a row the day's mean temperature was 23 degrees above average.