As we approach the end of 2019, it is fun to take a look at the some of the weather we have experienced in Nederland over the past year. To start, we had a total of 21.56 inches of liquid precipitation, which is 1.24 inches below our 9 year average of 22.80 inches. Here is how our 2019 precipitation total compares to previous years. Note that the 2013 total was inflated by the great rains and resulting flooding in September 2013:
The average temperature for the entire year of 2019 was 39.7 F which is 2.7 F below the 9 year normal of 42.4 F. This was our coldest year in my records:
Average Temperature (F)
Our highest temperature was 88 F on July 19th while the lowest temperature was -15.7 F on February 7th.
Our largest 24 hour precipitation amount was 1.82 inches on March 13th. This corresponded to the “bomb” cyclone which brought one of the lowest storm pressures ever recorded in Colorado. We also received 17.1 inches of snow, the second largest snowfall for the year. Our largest snowfall for the year was 23.8 inches on November 26th.
Finally, our precipitation totals broken down by month for 2019: