THE

NEWSLETTER

december

2015

Welcome to the

issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter


Words From Jerry
Doing Jerry's Words again
November had temperatures a little above normal and the rain was a little below normal. I sure hope that's the way the Winter will be.
Billy from Long Island won the Hurricane Contest. I think that is either the second or third time that he has won.
Bill from Long IslandVice president & Moderator

November's Weather
  • 1st: November 2015 was the warmest on record in Central Park in NYC. The temp averaged 52.8 F, surpassing 52.7 F from 2001. The NWS would confirm an EF-1 tornado touched down near Albany, LA. The National Weather Service in Tallahassee reported tornadoes briefly touched down in Grady and Colquitt counties in Georgia.
  • 2nd: Daytona beach and Melbourne,FL. both hit 90 degs to set records. The previous was 88 degs way back in 1951.
  • <4th: Today was the 4th straight day of record warmth in parts of Florida, including 3 all-time record Nov. highs.
  • 6th: Record High Temperatures were set: LaGuardia, NY - 75 today, old record 71/1948. The NWS confirmed that two tornadoes touched down in Mid-Michigan during a line of storms that rolled through.
  • 8th: 6 of the last 7 days tied or set a record at Orlando,FL today it tied the record of 89 degs in 1928. The other 5 days hit 90 degs.
  • 9th: Depression in the Bahamas strengthens to tropical storm Kate.
  • 11th: Kate becomes the fourth hurricane of 2015 well north of Bermuda. Kate is the latest hurricane on record to form so far NW in the Atlantic basin, then Kate weakened to a tropical storm over the open waters of the Atlantit. At least five tornadoes tore across Iowa.
  • 12th: Miami, FL has now had 188 consecutive days of a low greater than 70F: the longest streak on record. A record high of 87 F was set at Tallahassee, FL, breaking the previous daily record of 85 from 1986.
  • 13th: Miami reached 88 degrees setting a new record high. This breaks the old record of 87 last reached in 1992. The NWS confirmed that some damage in eastern Iowa's LeClaire was caused by an EF-1 tornado.
  • 14th: Record rainfall in Miami kept the temperature in the 70s F. Last time the city failed to reach 80 F? April 29. Miami International Airport had 3.37" rain. This broke the daily record of 1.37", set in 1986.
  • 15th: A rare tornado struck a Central California town, tearing roofing and walls, knocking down trees and power lines.
  • 17th: Ferocious windstorm lashes Spokane area, leaving two dead.
  • 18th: 105mph winds in Palmetto,GA was determined as EF-1 tornado.
  • 18th: Miami, FL has now gone the latest on record for not falling below 70F degrees! Previously, the latest was Nov 17, 1994.
  • 20th: Snow Records Broken: Sioux Falls: 7.2" (3.8" in 1975); Sioux City: 5.7" (2.5" in 1975).
  • 20th-22nd: Parts of the midwest got up to 12" of snow.
  • 20th-21st: Total Snow at NWS Detroit Office in White Lake MI; 14.3in. Third largest snowstorm at this office since 1996 and largest in November.
  • 27th: At least 5 people died in Texas due to the flooding rain & at least of them were in Dallas area.
  • 28th: Freezing rain road icing death toll is now at 15 across the central Plains region-5 in the KC metro counties.

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