Happy New Year!
2017 is off to a warmer than average start in the Quad Cities after the first couple of days, but that won’t last as much colder air blasts into the area Tuesday afternoon.
Now that 2016 is behind us, it’s time for a quick look back.
Eleven of the twelve months of the year experienced above average temperatures officially in the Quad Cities. Only April 2016 was below average (-0.3°).
It was a very warm fall with well above temperatures in September, October, and November.
Those three months were among the six most above average months of the year.
As for precipitation in 2016, we picked up 36.46″ in the Quad Cities, which was 1.50″ below average.
This is in sharp contrast to 2015 when precipitation for the year was 6,58″ above average.