This Week in Weather 12/9/17-12/15/17

Wow, what a week in weather! From record-shattering snowfall in the south to dangerously dry conditions in the west, here are the most insane weather facts from the week.

  • Winter Storm Benji produced snow in every Gulf State for the first time since 1895.
  • Thanks to Benji, ALL 50 states have now seen snow this season!
  • Baton Rouge, LA: Their 3.5″ of snow from Winter Storm Benji was the heaviest December snow on record for Baton Rouge and 3rd heaviest on record.
  • Los Angeles, CA: Currently having their driest start to the “rainy season” in 40 years in L.A. Only seven other drier starts in their historical record.
  • San Diego, CA: Tuesday, December 12 marked 218 consecutive days with rainfall less than 0.05″ – 6th longest streak on record.
  • Dozens of locations had dew points on Tuesday, December 12 of -15 to -25 degrees: Van Nuys, CA recorded a temp of 82° and a dewpoint of -27°. That was 1% relative humidity and a dewpoint depression of 109°!
  • A dry Kansas City: Wednesday, December 13 is the average date which KC experiences it’s first 1″ snowfall. Tough to make that happen when they haven’t had measurable precipitation in the 25 days prior!
  • Amarillo, TX has gone 60 consecutive days without measurable precipitation as of Wednesday, December 13. Longest stretch since 1957.

Let us know what sort of weather you experienced this week in the comments below!


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