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The 2006 Weather Year in Review

By weather wktv

2006, just like any other year, had its highs and lows in weather. Besides the pun, this year was chock full of wild weather. Here, we offer you some insight, thoughts and memories of the year past. We hope you find this interesting and informative. Email us at weather@wktv.com or discuss in our weather blog!

Overview

First, let's go through each month and tally up the numbers.

Month Average Temp Departure from Normal Total Precip Departure from Normal
January 30.8 F + 9.7 2.94" - 0.79"
February 24.0 F + 0.7 1.28" - 1.68"
March 31.3 F - 1.3 2.47" - 1.18"
April 46.1 F + 1.3 2.91" - 0.64"
May 56.6 F - 0.6 3.46" - 0.36"
June 65.3 F - 0.2 8.66" + 4.61"
July 72.2 F + 2.0 6.12" + 2.32"
August 67.2 F - 1.3 3.88" + 0.25"
September 58.9 F - 1.4 3.54" - 1.05"
October 47.3 F - 1.6 6.68" + 3.21"
November 43.0 F + 4.6 3.52" - 0.54"
December 34.3 F  +7.3 3.73" - 0.21"
TOTAL 48.1 F + 1.6 49.29" + 4.04"

2006 will rank as the 5th warmest year on record here in Utica.
2006 will not rank in the top 10 for precipitation. Partially because of the dry winter and spring, we fell about 1.70" short of cracking the top 10 in wettest years.

In terms of monthly all-time records, we cracked a few top 10s.
- January was the 3rd warmest January ever.
- March 14-15th's 13.3" of snow tied for the 7th largest snow event in March history.
- June's 8.66" of rain made it the 4th wettest June ever.
- October's 6.68" of rain made it the 9th wettest October ever.
- December was the 2nd warmest December on record.

In terms of daily records, we set the following:
3 Record Highs
1 Record Low * Edited
8 Record Highest Lows
3 Record Lowest Highs
2 Record Daily Snowfalls
3 Record Daily Rainfalls

2006 Weather

Click on the month to open up a summary, with links, archived images and lots of information!

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

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