Ithaca Climate Summary for December 2000
- With a monthly average temperature of 21.6 degrees, the final month of 2000 averaged 6.0 degrees colder than normal.
- This was the largest negative monthly temperature departure since January 1994.
- This was the coldest December since 1989 and the 12th coldest since records began in 1873.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 58 degrees on the 17th.
- This was a record for the day, surpassing 57 degrees set in 1984.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -4 degrees on the 23rd.
- December precipitation totalled 1.61 inches, which represented 63% of normal.
- Five of the last six months of the year were drier than normal.
- The was the third consecutive December with less than 2 inches of precipitation.
- The year 2000 precipitation total was 38.12 inches, which was 2.72 inches above normal.
- December snowfall totalled 19.3 inches, which was 4 inches greater than normal.
- This was the greatest December total since 1997.
- There were 8 days with snowfalls of an inch or more (3 days more than normal).
- There were 26 days during the month with an inch or more of snow on the ground. The last time there were more such days in a December was in 1969 (27 days).
- The seasonal snowfall total now stands at 23.2 inches, 2 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center