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Warm and Wet Conditions Return to Delaware During December 2013

Delaware’s Climate during December 2013 was characterized by warmer than normal temperatures and above normal precipitation values. Although temperatures were above normal across the State, two significant snowfall events reminded residents that winter had arrived.

The Temperature Roller-Coaster Continues

Below record temperatures, a warm spike, and plummeting temperatures are the roller coaster characteristics of Delaware's climate this week.

December 2013: 4th snowiest in Wilmington since 1948!

Three early season snowfall events propelled December 2013 into 4th place on the list of all-time snowiest Decembers for the Wilmington area with 11.9” of snow. This was more than 8.0” above the December normal of 3.5”.

Cool and Dry Conditions Characterize Delaware Climate During November 2013

Delaware’s Climate during November 2013 was characterized by cooler than normal temperatures and below normal precipitation values.

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