Liberty Weather

Difference from 2017

High Temp        -0.60°


Low Temp        -0.77°


Avg. Temp        -0.68°


Precip.               +6.96”


Snow                +23.20”


High Gust         -1.00mph


Humidity           +0.58%


Dew Point          -0.44°


Barometer        +1.36mb


Degree Days     +338.4


Cool Deg Days    +87.7

20 Year Avg.

High Temp    54.41°


Low Temp    38.04°


Avg. Temp    46.23°


Precip.          40.07”


Snow            86.59”


High Gust     19.63mph


Humidity      71.76%


Dew Point    36.38°


Barometer  1012.29mb


Degree Days   7252.6


Cool Deg Days   399.4


20 year average is 1998-2017

(Barometer is 16 year avg)

2018 Vs. Average

High Temp   +0.11°


Low Temp    -0.25°


Avg. Temp   -0.07°


Precip.         -0.18”


Snow           +24.86”


High Gust    -2.53mph


Humidity      -0.18%


Dew Point    -0.14°


Barometer  +2.37mb


Degree Days  +159.6


Cool Deg Days +134.4

2018 Averages

High Temp                54.52°


Low Temp                 37.79°


Avg. Temp                 46.16°


Precip.                       39.89”


Snow                       111.45"


High Wind Gust    17.10 mph


Humidity                    71.58%


Dew Point                  36.24°


Barometer           1014.66mb


Degree Days           7412.2


Cool Deg Days          533.8

Red= record high since 1998

Blue= record low since 1998

2018 Notes


The year started with one of the coldest events in decades, and then flipped.  At the mid-point in the year the average temp was almost 0.6° above the 20 year average.  July, August and September were all above average.  Then October started the turn, with the second coldest in 21 years.  It was followed by the coldest November in my records.  December was below average to bring 2018 down to so close to normal is paints an inaccurate picture of how the year progressed.


This year had 17 record high temps and 17 record lows.

There were 16 days that set records for warmest low temp of that date. 

Records set for cold high temps is 19.  So grand totals was 33 warm records set and 36 cold records set.  This is so close to the mathematical average!

Over 21 years, if every year was average they would have 34 warm records and 34 cold records, because a day cannot set a record high temp AND a record cool high temp.


We had six months that were warmer than average and six that were colder than average. No months were average (temp within 0.2°.)

Monthly temperature rankings for this year are:

(1st is warmest, 21st is coldest)

January   13th

February   2nd

March   9th

April   19th

May   4th

June   14th

July   6th 

August   2nd

September   7th

October   20th

November   21st

December   12th


Precip...

The year was heading for the driest year in my data but the final week of October with 6” of rain made quite a difference.  The year only has two years lower, 2001 and 2016 which was the driest by quite a bit.

Snowfall...

2018 was fifth for snowfall, only 0.20” above 2008 in the next spot.  Pretty much the entire amount above average occurred in March and November.

Wind...

The average top gust of the day was up a bit but the trend is still calmer than average.  I have wondered if it is tree growth near the house, but have been taking some out for firewood at a pretty steady pace so not sure if that is a factor. Installed new wind gage in January, 2019.

2018

Highs & Lows

High Temp                93.2° (July 4)

Low Temp                -10.0° (Jan. 1)

Precipitation             2.67” (Apr 25-27)

Snow                        14.50" (April 7/8)

High Wind Gust     41 mph (Jan. 4)

High Dew Point        77.8°  (July 3) 

Low Dew Point         -21.5° (Jan. 7)

Barometer  High      1043.3 (Jan. 15)

Barometer Low          968.5 (Jan. 4)

Precipitation Days    155