Meteorological winter begins

Happy December and happy meteorological winter! While astronomical winter doesn’t begin until December 21st (when the earth is farthest from the sun and we see the shortest day of the year), meteorological winter begins today. Meteorologists refer to December, January, and February as “winter” because this is when we typically see the coldest weather of the year. In the month of December, we see some big changes take place with our typical temps. During the beginning of the month, highs are usually in the lower 40s and lows in the upper 20s. As we ring in the New Year, highs are typically only just above freezing and lows are in the upper teens. We’ll kick off December with some above average temps, but arctic air is still set to arrive by the middle of next week.

In case you’re curious how this winter is shaping up in terms of temperature and precipitation, don’t forget to catch our official Live Doppler 15 Fury Winter Outlook tonight at 6p on WANE-TV!

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