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December weather much colder, wetter than average

Worthington weather in December featured high and low temperatures that were both significantly colder than normal and much more precipitation than average, according to data compiled at the Worthington Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The normal average high temperature in Worthington in December is 27.9 degrees and the average low is 11.8 degrees, according to National Weather Service statistics. This year, those corresponding numbers are 20.8 degrees and 6.6 degrees, respectively, meaning that December highs were 7.1 degree colder than average and the month’s lows 5.2 degrees below normal.

December’s warmest temperature in Worthington was 38 degrees, which was reported on the 3rd, and a reading of 37 degrees was also reported on the 2nd. The coldest reading of the month in Worthington was minus-20 degrees, which was recorded on Dec. 23. There was also a low of minus-19 degrees on Dec. 22.

In terms of precipitation, Worthington had a measured total of 2.75 inches of moisture during the month of December. Comparatively, National Weather Service statistics indicate that the average precipitation for the month of December is .88 inches. A total of .90 inches of moisture was recorded on Dec. 22.

For 2022, Worthington’s average high was 54.2 degrees and the average low was 32.0. Historical averages for January through December are 54.5 and 34.3 degrees. The total precipitation was 28.65 inches; the historical norm is 30.52 inches.

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