December goes down in record books as one of coldest - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/4/10

December goes down in record books as one of coldest

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - According to the National Weather Service this past December saw an average temperature of 36 degrees, making it the seventh coldest Lubbock has seen since 1914.

Lubbock's coldest December was only an average of five degrees colder than this past December coming in at 31.7 degrees. "The coldest as we look back at the stats are from 1983 which was interestingly enough an El Nino year and the year we had our biggest snow fall between 12 and 18 inches," said Warning Coordination Meteorologist Jody James.

This year, also an El Nino year brought heavy snow storms, icy roads, and hundreds of accidents, more than usual. "Since it's becoming a strong El Nino that's why we're getting this arctic air spilling out of the northern plains into our region, that's why we had more snow during that month," said NewsChannel 11's Chief Meteorologist John Robison.

Weather experts are saying to be prepared for similar winter weather over the next few months. "As we look at the long range out looks, one month out to about three months, we are seeing indications of a colder than normal and wetter than normal January through March period," said James. "For the immediate future you might as well be ready for more snow potential and colder temperatures on the way," said Robison.

 Lubbock is expected to get colder weather. "About Wednesday we're expecting some pretty bitterly cold air to come down across the southern plains that may trigger a little light snow," said James.

As for those who thought the worst was over, "Wouldn't be surprised at all the see another couple of pretty decent storms before we get out of January and February," said James.

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