January 2, 2007
This is a photo taken during the height of our first snowstorm on 12/30/06. That's our car on the far side of the street facing toward you and the snow didn't even cover the windshield. We received the following alert from The Weather Channel about the weather in 2006 which I thought was interesting.
RECORD EVENT REPORT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 930 AM EST MON JAN 01 2007
...2006 IS THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD AT WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS...
...WARMEST NOVEMBER-DECEMBER COMBINATION RECORDED AT WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS...
THE 2006 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 50.1 DEGREES. THIS BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 49.9 DEGREES SET IN 1999 AND 1949. THE NORMAL ANNUAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURE IN WORCESTER IS 47.2F.
IN ADDITION...THE COMBINED AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2006 AT THE WORCESTER REGIONAL AIRPORT WAS APPROXIMATELY 41.0 DEGREES. THIS BEATS THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 39.8 DEGREES SET DURING THE COMBINED MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2001.
DECEMBER 2006 AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 36.3 DEGREES...MAKING IT THE SECOND WARMEST DECEMBER ON RECORD. THE RECORD OF 36.6 DEGREES SET IN DECEMBER 1923 STILL STANDS.
THERE WERE 21 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES FROM DECEMBER 10TH THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST AND 26 DAYS WITH ABOVE NORMAL AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN DECEMBER 2006.
OFFICIAL RECORDS HAVE BEEN KEPT SINCE 1892.