2010 Weather High of 102 degrees, low of 4 below40.33 inches of precipitation for year

Union County's weather highlights during 2010 included:

•A high temperature of 102 degrees.

•A low temperature of 4 degrees below zero.

•Precipitation totalling 40.33 inches.

•16 inches of snow.

Official weather observer Dana Cross reports that the high temperature was recorded on Aug. 4 and 5.

Last summer in Union County was very hot and very dry.

The low temperature for 2010 was recorded on Jan. 10.

Monthly precipitation totals for last year included:

2.74 inches in January. 1.41 inches in February. 5.96 inches in March. 6.11 inches in April. 6.14 inches in May. 3.67 inches in June.

2.06 inches in July. 1.70 inches in August. 3.28 inches in September. .91 of an inch in October. 5.53 inches in November. 0.82 of an inch in December.

Monthly snowfall totals for 2010 included 9.25 inches in January, 3.75 inches in February and 3 inches in December.

Weekly Highlights

Dana Cross recorded the following temperatures for the past week in Anna:

                                  H   L

Tuesday, Dec. 28      43  39

Wednesday, Dec. 29 49  23

Thursday, Dec. 30    53  43

Friday, Dec. 31         64  53

Saturday, Jan. 1        64  33

Sunday, Jan. 2           35  16

Monday, Jan. 3          42  16

Tuesday, Jan. 4         44  24

Precipitation during the past week measured .16 of an inch Dec. 29, a trace Dec. 30, a trace Dec. 31 and .76 of an inch Jan. 1.

Union County escaped the brunt of severe weather which swept through parts of the region on New Year's Eve.

December Highlights

The following weather highlights were recorded locally during December:

High temperature, 64 on Dec. 31. Average high, 41.

Low temperature, 3 on Dec. 14. Average low, 25.

.82 of an inch of rain was recorded, along with 3 inches of snow.

Maximum rain in a 24-hour period, .43 of an inch on Dec. 12.

Maximum snow in a 24-hour period, 2 inches on Dec. 12.


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