70.41 inches!

Through Tuesday of this week, more than 70 inches of precipitation had been recorded during 2011 in Anna.

A similar total has been recorded by the National Weather Service, NWS, office in Paducah.

Year-to-date precipita-tion as of Dec. 6 at Paducah was 72.58 inches.

This surpassed the previous record precipitation for a year. The record had been 70.58 inches, which was set in 1950. Records at Paducah date back to 1937.

Union County's official weather observer, Dana Cross, said he is sifting through records to determine where 2011 stands in terms of historic precipitation totals.

Through the end of November, a total of 67.02 inches of precipitation had been recorded in Anna.

Cross reported that another 3.39 inches of rain fell during the past week, including .92 of an inch Dec. 4, 2.46 inches Dec. 5 and .01 of an inch Dec. 6.

With this past week's rain, precipitation measured in Anna for the year had reached 70.41.

After several days of mild temperatures in the area, colder weather, rain and snow flurries arrived in Union County.

Following are temperatures for the period as recorded by Dana Cross:

                                   H   L

Wednesday, Nov. 30  41 26

Thursday, Dec. 1        46 23

Friday, Dec. 2            50 33

Saturday, Dec. 3        58 38

Sunday, Dec. 4           61 54

Monday, Dec. 5          59 45

Tuesday, Dec. 6         46 39

November Weather

The high temperature for November was 76 degrees, which was recorded on the 22nd. The average high for the month was 61.

The low for the month was 26, which was recorded on Nov. 11. The average low was 44.

A total of 8.63 inches of precipitation was recorded during November.

The most rain in a 24-hour period was 1.87 inches, which was recorded on Nov. 15.

One inch of snow was measured on Nov. 29.

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