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December Daily Records for Syracuse, NY

Period of Record: 1902-Present

 Maximum TemperatureMinimum TemperatureRainfallSnowfall
DateHighYearLowYearHighYearLowYearMaximumYearMaximumYear
01 68200620198952(1914) 1(1936)1.362010 9.71944
02 65199818193050(1914) 3(1989)1.001986 9.22005
03 65198215197651(1982)-8 (1976)1.02190511.42005
04 70201215198947(1920)-7 (1944)1.431950 8.42007
05 69200117191052(2001)-0(1926)1.05199415.21991
06 72200117191050(1951) 2(1940)1.06197112.22010
07 70199818191750(1951) 2(1906)1.401959 9.32010
08 691966 8190650(1966)-7 (1906)1.07194414.92010
09 67196613190247(1966)-11(1902)1.211973 7.41981
10 70196611196848(1952)-1 (1982)1.08201211.82014
11 63197911193453(1911)-7 (1977)1.761952 5.91950
12 61197912198844(1949)-10(1988)1.231983 6.71944
13 61192315190244(2001)-5 (1982)1.48199614.01902
14 601975 9190246(1975)-8 (2005)1.86191718.01917
15 62197514191745(2011)-6 (1943)0.60191511.92010
16 55197110191043(1928)-1 (1917)1.22192710.72007
17 62200010191945(1928)-10(1919)0.77192912.21973
18 581921 9192640(1912)-13(1919)1.681937 7.62003
19 59195712194241(1957)-15(1942)0.572008 9.52008
20 661957-3194255(1957)-26(1942)0.921939 9.62000
21 58198810195546(1949)-20(1955)1.021993 8.81977
22 661949 6198954(1990)-13(1989)0.78200613.52008
23 611957 8190642(1931)-7 (1943)1.01190714.01929
24 581965 6190648(1931)-14(1989)0.81194110.01930
25 661932 9198346(1932)-22(1980)1.11197815.61978
26 601982 8196848(1936)-12(1914)1.35191314.61969
27 621936 8193954(1936)-11(1989)1.871904 8.32000
28 64198413192440(1982)-10(1939)1.29196811.11989
29 651984-7193343(1984)-24(1933)1.231915 8.71915
30 581990-3191741(1992)-20(1917)2.35194218.61997
31 621965-1191751(1965)-14(1917)0.91194811.51948


December Extremes: Daily
  • Record High: 72 °F on the 6th in 2001
  • Record Low: -26 °F on the 20th in 1933
  • Lowest Maximum: -7 °F on the 29th in 1933
  • Highest Minimum: 55 °F on the 20th in 1957
  • Maximum Precipitation: 2.35" on the 30th in 1942
  • Maximum Snowfall: 18.6" on the 30th in 1997
Daily Top Five:

Highest Temperature (°F)
RankHighestYear
172.02001-12-06
270.02012-12-04
-70.01998-12-07
-70.01966-12-10
569.02001-12-05
-69.01998-12-06
-69.01966-12-08
868.02006-12-01
-68.01982-12-06
-68.01941-12-04


Lowest Temperature (°F)
RankLowestYear
1-26.01942-12-20
2-24.01933-12-29
3-22.01980-12-25
4-20.01955-12-21
--20.01917-12-30
6-16.01917-12-29
7-15.01942-12-19
--15.01933-12-30
9-14.01989-12-24
--14.01917-12-31


Highest Precipitation (inches)
RankHighestYear
12.351942-12-30
21.871904-12-27
31.861917-12-14
41.761952-12-11
51.681937-12-18
61.641977-12-14
71.481996-12-13
81.452012-12-27
91.431950-12-04
101.401997-12-30


Highest Snowfall (inches)
RankHighestYear
118.61997-12-30
218.01917-12-14
315.61978-12-25
415.21991-12-05
514.92010-12-08
614.82003-12-14
714.61969-12-26
814.01929-12-23
-14.01902-12-13
1013.52008-12-22


Month's Top Ten:

Month's Average Temperature (Normal: 29.4 °F):

Warmest:
RankValueYear
137.42006
236.82001
336.41923
435.92011
535.41998
635.32012
734.81996
834.81953
934.81911
1034.61928


Coldest:
RankValueYear
114.71989
217.81917
319.41958
420.71910
520.81963
621.62000
-21.61955
821.71904
922.51983
1022.61945


Month's Precipitation (Normal: 3.22"):

Wettest:
RankValueYear
17.572012
26.551942
35.501983
45.241990
55.061915
65.042007
75.011959
85.001944
94.671968
104.451996


Driest:
RankValueYear
10.851945
20.951921
30.961928
41.241932
51.251943
61.401999
71.451908
81.661924
91.731958
101.741998


Month's Snowfall (Normal: 32.7"):

Greatest:
RankValueYear
172.82010
270.32000
364.61989
457.32008
553.02005
652.51969
751.91970
849.82007
948.52003
1047.81997


Least:
RankValueYear
1T1932
-T1927
-T1924
-T1923
50.11931
60.31922
75.91994
86.62011
96.81921
107.11965


Page last updated: 02.27.2015


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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