CENTRAL NEW YORK (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – 2021 was anything but normal and the weather here in CNY was no exception either. Temperatures fluctuated in a roller coaster trend of warmer than average months to colder than average. Overall, temperatures for this year were 2.6 degrees warmer than normal and a big contribution to that increase came from October and December. These two months saw temperatures well above normal with the whole month averaging close to 5 degrees warmer than previous years.
Our rainfall totals also took a sharp turn from drought conditions at the beginning of the year to record breaking rainfall during the summer months. We did balance out however by the end of the year and our yearly rainfall total was just 17% above average.
What can we expect for the start of 2022? The Climate Prediction Center’s 6-10 day outlook has us in a 50-60% chance of seeing below average temperatures with a slight chance of seeing below average rain/snowfall. Their one month outlook has us seeing average temperatures with a slight chance of seeing above average rain/snowfall.