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Overall, this was a fairly quiet December.

On the 4th-5th strong low pressure tracked from the Midwest to the upper Great Lakes. Winds out ahead of this system gusted to 30-40mph here in the Ohio Valley. Temperatures soared well into the 60s.

A few days later, on the 9th, snow fell from southern Indiana to north central Kentucky. Though the snow was light, water on roadways from earlier rain froze and combined with the snow to form slick roads. Many accidents resulted.

After mild weather leading into the Christmas holiday, frigid arctic air swept through much of the country east of the Rockies. On the mornings of the 27th and 31st the mercury dipped into the single digits.

  Average Temperature Departure from Normal Precipitation Departure from Normal Snowfall Departure from Normal
Bowling Green 37.7° -0.9° 3.49" -1.31" T -1.2"
Frankfort 34.9° -0.4° 1.83" -2.18"    
Lexington 34.9° -1.1° 2.37" -1.56" 0.2" -2.3"
Louisville Bowman 35.6° -1.6° 2.75" -1.26"    
Louisville International 37.0° -0.9° 2.73" -1.10" 0.2" -2.4"



23rd: Precipitation of 2.01" at Bowling Green