Weather By The Numbers 12/19/2016

| December 19, 2016 @ 8:46 am

With how much the temperatures changed within a few hours during the passage of the cold front on Sunday, it got me interested in posting another “Weather By The Numbers.” I see why the great J.B. Elliott loved to do these. It is very interesting, and fun, to find out what is happening not only in your back yard, but across the country and the world. So here is the latest “Weather By The Numbers.”

0.32: Inches of rain that fell in Birmingham during this past weekend’s rain event.

0.47: Inches of rain that fell in Tuscaloosa during this past weekend’s rain event.

0.37: Inches of rain that fell in Anniston during this past weekend’s rain event.

2.09: Inches of rain that fell at Brookley Field in Downtown Mobile during this past weekend’s rain event, the highest recorded total from across the state.

9.21: Inches of rain that fell in Rakiraki Was, Fiji during the last 24 hours, the highest rainfall total recorded in the whole world.

76: Temperature that was reached in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, which is a new record high for December 17th. The old record of 75 was set back in 1990

80: Temperature that was reached in Dothan on Saturday, the warmest recorded in the state.

93: High temperature that was reached in McAllen, Texas on Saturday, the warmest recorded in the nation for the past week.

115: High temperature that was reached in Vioolsdrif, South Africa during the last 24 hours, the warmest recorded in the whole world.

-43: Low temperature that was reached in West Yellowstone Gateway, Montana on Saturday, the coldest recorded in the nation for the past week.

-61: Low temperature that was reached in Delyankir, Russia during the last 24 hours, the coldest recorded in the whole world.

54: Percentage of the United States that is currently covered by snow.

4.1: Average snow depth currently in the United States.

1: Number of preliminary reported tornadoes for the month of December (as of the 10th).

1046: Number of preliminary reported tornadoes for 2016 (as of December 10th).

17: Number of tornado-related fatalities for 2016 (as of December 10th).

8: Number of possible tornadoes from this past weekend’s severe weather event. (5-Mississippi, 1-Tennessee, 1-Arkansas).

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