Monday, January 09, 2012
Weather Rewind, January 1-7, 2012
Temperatures last week averaged out 3.7 degrees above normal...you can thank Friday and Saturday for the vast majority of that as we exceeded 55 degrees both days and almost set a record with 63 on Saturday. Through Wednesday, temperatures had averaged out exactly normal as the cold shot of Tuesday and Wednesday balanced out the mild Sunday and early Monday the region experienced.
We did pick up a couple of tenths of an inch of snow on Wednesday evening in Philly with a weak disturbance that pushed through the region, and also received some flurries and morning snow showers on Tuesday as a reinforcing shot of cold air pushed into the region from Canada on the heels of Monday's gradual cooldown.
The lack of precipitation last week has helped to dry us out a bit -- rainfall totals the past month are running relatively close to average in many locations. We've picked up just a touch over two inches of rain the past 30 days since our two inch rainfall on December 7th in the city brought some minor flooding with it. The region's soils are starting to dry out a bit and some of the streams are starting to slow in their volumes...although a heavy rain later this week may 'fix' that problem.