New York City experienced a wide array of temperatures this December. We had highs that ranged from a chilly 30°F to a record warm 71°F. These extremes balanced each other out in the end, though. The city’s mean temperature for the month was 38.6°F, which is only 0.65°F above average.
On the precipitation side of things, NYC collected 4.85 inches of rain, which is 0.85 inches above normal. This was the first time since June that we received above average rainfall. In terms of snow, the city saw 8.6 inches accumulate in Central Park, which is 3.8 inches above average for December. Most of this fell during a widespread pre-season winter storm in the middle of the month.