Like all years, there were many weather “highs” and “lows” in 2013. Hot weather, cold weather, wet weather, dry weather, snowy weather. But when we look at the year as a whole, what do we find? It was VERY typical! In fact, the average temperature of 49.1 degrees is exactly normal for Youngstown!
91 was reached on two consecutive days in July (the 18th and 19th). A cold snap in January sent the mercury down to 3 above on both the 23rd and 24th.
Notice the precipitation total: almost exactly average!
Here’s a chart showing the temperature spread every day this year, with record highs and lows shown as well:
How did this year compare to past years, temperature wise? Here is a look at the average temperature each year going back to 1930:
As you can see, this year was cooler than the last few.
This chart shows how precipitation trends evolved over the year. After a dry Spring/early Summer, the second half of Summer was wet and included some flooding problems in July:
2013 was quite a bit drier than 2012:
Overall precipitation was near normal for the year, but snowfall was above normal. Here’s how this year’s snow compares to years past:
2014 is going to start very cold and snowy. What will the rest of the year bring? How will it compare to 2013? Check back in 365 days 🙂