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2013 Triad Weather In Review

6:43 PM, Jan 1, 2014   |    comments
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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A look back at the yearly weather numbers is a great way to remember or perhaps try to forget the year that was.

Chief Meteorologist Grant Gilmore dug through the numbers and found some pretty interesting statistics about 2013.

The coldest temperature in 2013 was 19° which occurred on January 23rd. The hottest temperature occurred nearly six months later on July 16th when the high temperature was 93°.

There were 3 record low temperatures set in 2013 with one occurring in March (3/20) and the other two occurring in May (5/14 & 5/25). The Triad went through most of the year without recording a single record high temperature until December when there were 3 (12/6, 12/21 & 12/22).

For many 2013 will be remembered as the year the rain never stopped. 50.43" of rain fell at the Piedmont Triad International Airport making it the 13th wettest year on record. The wettest 24 hours in 2013 came between August 17th and 18th when a total of 3.06" or rain fell.

As for snowfall 2013 left something to be desired. Only 3.6" of snow fell in 2013 with 3.0" of that falling on January 17th. The normal amount of yearly snow is 7.7".

To no surprise for many it rained 178 days (49%) in 2013 with only 103 days of sunshine (28%). Interestingly enough, July didn't have one sunny day, but it did rain 22 days

While the specifics of 2014 are yet to be seen, one thing for sure is that the Triad weather never leaves us without something to talk about.

Happy 2014 from the WFMY News 2 Weather Team!

     - Chief Meteorologist Grant Gilmore

     - Meteorologist Eric Chilton

     - Meteorologist Ed Matthews

     - Forecaster Tony Smith


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