Decembers have been rather timid for us the past few years. Even the “colder and snowier” winters began with a very mild, snowless December. For the first time in awhile, we’re getting some action in December, and getting it big.
Last week was COLD with temperatures around 20 degrees below normal (lows near 0, highs in teens). Even as Electra is over us at the moment, it is still only 12 degrees. Tomorrow night is expected to go to -10F at the coast, and inland as low as -20F. This would be our coldest temperature since winter 2010-2011. Things moderate by Thursday as temperatures may go back above freezing (briefly, at 33 degrees) for the first time in a week and a half by that point, and then Friday near 40 with possible rain, but at this time I am not concerned about our chances for a white Christmas.
Electra was our first significant storm of the season, bringing approximately 12 inches to the area (seasonal total now 16). Nobody started talking about Tuesday night’s possible storm until just today… so we’ll see what that brings.
December averages in mid-Maine:
Snow: 12 inches