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December Daily Records for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Avoca), PA

Period of Record: 1901-Present

 Maximum TemperatureMinimum TemperatureRainfallSnowfall
DateHighYearLowYearHighYearLowYearMaximumYearMaximumYear
01 71200624196451(1914) 5(1936)1.582010 3.01935
02 69191420193047(1982) 6(1976)0.971936 3.01949
03 65199814197649(1982) 3(1976)1.471905 8.01901
04 69199818190652(1982) 4(1926)2.581950 4.01950
05 67200119190155(1951) 4(1926)1.371938 5.51902
06 66199820192648(2001)-5 (1901)1.911953 5.91910
07 69199823197043(1998)-1 (1901)1.721914 6.21914
08 61198020193446(1924) 6(1906)1.351963 1.31904
09 64196614190247(1923) 3(1902)1.031973 5.01903
10 65196612191754(1966) 4(1958)1.431907 3.81904
11 64197916193451(1911)-1 (1958)1.492008 4.41960
12 65191114198856(1911)-5 (1988)1.711983 6.71960
13 60192312196245(1991) 2(1960)2.161983 7.61915
14 65190116200548(2001)-5 (2005)1.261956 7.81917
15 60197114191443(2008) 2(1904)1.861901 4.21907
16 57197114195140(1928) 1(1917)1.461902 3.01980
17 61200015197343(1928)-4 (1919)1.472000 5.61973
18 58192810191942(1912)-6 (1919)0.931961 8.31951
19 60192917191940(1957)-1 (1919)0.691995 9.41995
20 631988 5194253(1957)-10(1942)1.461957 4.61910
21 57195313195543(1923)-5 (1942)1.571973 8.01973
22 60194912198952(1990)-1 (1989)1.09191612.21969
23 64199012196045(1931)-2 (1960)1.242004 6.91930
24 621933 9190647(1931)-9 (1989)0.921910 5.91966
25 621964 4198345(1964)-7 (1980)0.892002 3.81909
26 60196410198341(1964)-2 (1983)1.22195710.31969
27 57194914193947(1949)-3 (1914)1.381964 6.51984
28 63200816193547(1940)-4 (1960)1.271942 9.71967
29 671984 2191747(1984)-10(1933)1.141948 3.21915
30 571984 3191741(1927)-13(1917)1.171948 2.51989
31 631965 5191743(1972)-7 (1917)1.221947 3.52009


December Extremes: Daily
  • Record High: 71 °F on the 1st in 2006
  • Record Low: -13 °F on the 30th in 1917
  • Lowest Maximum: 2 °F on the 29th in 1917
  • Highest Minimum: 56 °F on the 12th in 1911
  • Highest Rainfall: 2.58" on the 4th in 1950
  • Highest Snowfall: 12.2" on the 22nd in 1969
Daily Top Five:

Highest Temperature (°F)
RankHighestDateYear
171 12006
269 71998
369 41998
469 21914
567 52001


Lowest Temperature (°F)
RankLowestDateYear
1-13301917
2-10201942
3-10291933
4-10291917
5 -9241989


Highest Rainfall (inches)
RankHighestDateYear
12.58 41950
22.16131983
31.91 61953
41.86151901
51.72 71914


Highest Snowfall (inches)
RankHighestDateYear
112.2221969
210.3261969
3 9.7281967
4 9.4191995
5 8.3181951


Month's Top Five:

Month's Average Temperature (Normal: 30.6 °F):

Warmest:
RankValueYear
138.71923
237.92006
337.51911
437.31984
536.92001


Coldest:
RankValueYear
118.61989
221.31917
321.91960
422.41958
522.91976


Month's Precipitation (Normal: 2.68"):

Wettest:
RankValueYear
16.581983
26.071973
35.641901
45.371996
55.092008


Driest:
RankValueYear
10.351958
20.371955
30.491928
40.791943
50.861998


Month's Snowfall (Normal: 7.4"):

Greatest:
RankValueYear
133.91969
225.61904
320.11907
419.21910
519.01960


Least:
RankValueYear
10.02006
20.02003
30.01941
40.11953
50.32005


Page last updated: 02.02.2012


Please note this information is preliminary and subject to revision. Official and certified climatic data can be accessed at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html).


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