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Words From Jerry
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December on Long Island had tempatures above normal, which lead to a wet Christmas Eve. Now the word is that January will be getting cold and with a few snowstorms.

The last time I talked with Jerry, he again said that he's looking forward to the next Reunion and hopes to see more WEATHERFUN members. So let's go everyone to Rhode Island early next July.

Bill from Long Island
VP & Moderator

December's Weather
  • 1st-3rd" San Francisco had more rain (3.76") than all of last year combined (3.38").
  • 2nd: Rain accompanied by strong winds drenched the Southern California with 40 people rescued from cars due to flash flooding.
  • 11th: An EF-0 hit southern Los Angeles causing damage.
  • 13th: Much of northern AZ has already exceeded the normal precipitation amount for the entire month.
  • 23rd: At least 5 tornadoes blow through South, killing 4 and injured up to 50 people in Columbia, MS. Tallahassee, FL received 7.44" of rain, making it the city's wettest December day on record.
  • 25th: An EF-0 tornado near Columbus, Ohio.
  • 25th: Five inches of snow fell at the Fort Collins, CO., setting a record for snowfall on Christmas Day.
  • 27th: There was an EF-1 tornado south of Jasper, TX.
  • 31st: Huntington, WV, saw no snow in December, tying the Dec. least amount of snow record, 1st set in 1931.

Rapid City, SD


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During a very cold winter night it is wise to close the drapes.
Drapes help your house retain heat by creating an air pocket
between the drape and the cold window which helps to insulate.


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There are two main prerequisites for wintry cold in the United States.
The first is the formation of a strong high pressure system along the west coast of Canada.
This forces the polar vortex farther south, which in turn delivers the arctic air to the south and east.

Factors for an Avalanche
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Cloudy & Clear Nights

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Cloudy nights are typically warmer than clear nights.
On a cloudy night, the clouds act as a blanket,
radiating heat back toward the ground.
On a clear, calm night,
any heat that is gained during the day is radiated out into space.

We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website, but most of all have fun with your weather.
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