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January 3, 2014

December ushered in the snow in Salem; looking ahead to 2014


Now, we are starting the month with a two-day snowstorm. The plows are ready. This is New England, we will wait and see what other weather events transpire.

Arthur A. Francis is a Salem meteorologist.

A LOOK AT SALEM WEATHER IN 2013 January: Although generally mild, we had our coldest temperature for the year: 1 degree above zero. It was dry with lots of sunshine. Total snowfall: only 5.3 inches. February: Cloudy, snowy and cold. Near blizzard on Feb. 8 and 9, with 25 inches of snow and drifts of 3 to 4 feet. Total snowfall: 33.7 inches. March: Cloudy and cold. Near blizzard on March 7 and 8 with 16 inches of snow. A storm on March 19 produced about a foot of snow with much drifting and was accompanied by a thunderstorm. Total snowfall: 28.2 inches. April: Sunny and mild with very little rain. May: Warm, sunny and dry. Temperature reached 95 degrees. June: Hot, with a high of 95 degrees. Lots of rain. We had 17 days with thunderstorms and 11 inches of rain for the month. July: Hot, with a high of 100 degrees, the highest reading for the year. There were nine days with temperatures in the 90s. There were seven days with thunderstorms. August: Cool, with no temperatures in the 90s. Dry and sunny. September: Cool, dry and very sunny. High temperature 98 degrees. October: Mild, sunny and very dry with less than an inch of rain. November: Cold and dry except for a Thanksgiving Day rainstorm. We had the first few flakes of our first snow. December: Cold with above average precipitation. Snowfall: 14.6 inches.

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