Jan 022011
 
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December of 2010 is probably going to be one of the warmest on record for Flagstaff. The start of the month was amazing! After a snowy Thanksgiving, the first half of the month saw sunny skies and warm temperatures. Through December 14, the daily highs were almost always in the mid- to upper 50’s. December 13 saw a high of 67F, which broke the previous reecord of 66F.

December Average Daily Temperatures compared to Normal Average

December Average Daily Temperatures compared to Normal Average

The graph above tells the temperature story. It was all fun and games until the storm door opened December 22.  And it opened in a big way. We ended up the month with 3.40 inches of precipitation, 1.57 inches above normal. A very damp end to the month, and probably one of the wetter Decembers on record.

Over the last few days a fair number of aggressive low temperature records were set. Notice many of these weren’t a degree or two colder, but as many as 9-15 degrees lower. What a weird month! Will it continue? More on this tomorrow, but the models show the storm door shutting for a while, but the Arctic Oscillation staying negative.

...RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA ON DEC 31 2010...

CITY (PERIOD OF RECORD)          NEW LOW HIGH    PREVIOUS RECORD/YEAR
BAGDAD (1929 - 2010)                   31          42         IN  1936
COTTONWOOD-TUZIGOOT (1977 - 2010)      32          47         IN  1982
FLAGSTAFF (1898 - 2010)                17          18         IN  1918
FORT VALLEY (1909 - 2010)              13          20         IN  1918
MCNARY 2N (1920 - 2010)                16          25         IN  1972
PRESCOTT (1898 - 2010)                 22          31         IN  1982

...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA ON JAN 01 2011...

CITY (PERIOD OF RECORD)            NEW LOW       PREVIOUS RECORD/YEAR
BAGDAD (1930 - 2011)                   12          19         IN  2007
COTTONWOOD-TUZIGOOT (1977 - 2011)      13          20         IN  1983
FORT VALLEY (1909 - 2011)             -28          -19        IN  1912
MCNARY 2N (1921 - 2011)               -12          -9         IN  1976

...RECORD LOW HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA ON JAN 01 2011...

CITY (PERIOD OF RECORD)          NEW LOW HIGH    PREVIOUS RECORD/YEAR
COTTONWOOD-TUZIGOOT (1977 - 2011)      36          42         IN  1979
PAGE (1958 - 2011)                     26          28         IN  1991
PRESCOTT (1899 - 2011)                 26          30         IN  1960

...RECORD LOW TEMPERATURES FOR NORTHERN ARIZONA ON JAN 01 2011...

CITY (PERIOD OF RECORD)            NEW LOW       PREVIOUS RECORD/YEAR
COTTONWOOD-TUZIGOOT (1977 - 2011)      -3          20         IN  1983
FORT VALLEY (1909 - 2011)             -28          -19        IN  1912
GRAND CANYON NP N RIM (1926 - 2011)   -14          -11        IN  1976
PAYSON (1949 - 2011)                    1          6          IN  1976
SPRINGERVILLE (1912 - 2011)           -25          -15        IN  1960

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