Muskegon closed out 1999 in warm fashion. Temperatures in Muskegon were 3.66° above normal. The month began on a 16 day hot streak. For every day from the 1st to the 16th temperatures were above normal.
From 17 December to the last days of the month and year temps leveled out. On 14 of these days mercury was below norm, with 6 above norm days.
The high temperature of the month was 55° on Thursday the 2nd. Lowest reading was 18° on Tuesday the 21st.
Average wind speed was 10.3 knots. This continues a trend which has seen the average wind speed move from 7.9 knots in September up to December’s 10.3.
Precipitation was 2.36 inches, with 8.5 inches of snow. By the New Year most of this snow had melted.
These warm and dry conditions are not a positive sign for lake levels.
This is the second warmer than normal month for Muskegon. January has continued this trend with temperatures well above norm the first two days of the month.
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