Monday Warmest December Day on Record

Posted December 10, 2007

— Monday's unseasonably warm temperatures broke two records, and more could fall Tuesday and Wednesday.

First, the high of 81 degrees Monday set a new record for Dec. 10 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. The old record high for the date was 76 degrees, set in 1972.

Eight-one degrees also is the warmest December day on record at the airport.

WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said a trough of low pressure will dip toward the North Carolina-South Carolina line on Tuesday, but will fizzle out. Another trough of low pressure will dip southward on Wednesday, but it is not expected to come into North Carolina.

Temperatures should drop on Thursday, with highs near 70, then fall further to the low 60s on Friday and around 45 on Saturday.

With the colder temperatures at the end of the week comes a decent chance for rain on Sunday, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.


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  • jsanders Dec 11, 2007

    Credit Al Gore and his fellow alarmists for conditioning folks to think "global warming" whenever a weather anomaly occurs. But what could NC do to "fight global warming"? Effectively, nothing:

  • ANYWHO Dec 10, 2007

    oh, gotta tell real deal gore...

  • Myword Dec 10, 2007

    Ummm I think this is "new" in that it did set a record high today. That pretty much makes it "new" by the actual setting of a record.

  • BIGCHEESECAMATO Dec 10, 2007

    haha.. all you macho moms that dont work got spend a load at the malls for winter clothing.. what a waste of time. I told you to stop acting like a snot

  • notpc567 Dec 10, 2007

    All I have to say is Jan. 3, 2002. We had weather just like this before that system hit......

  • nuncvendetta Dec 10, 2007

    I don't know about catching ammonia, but a friend and I on a whim played a pick-up game of "toss the propane" this afternoon.

  • TPanther775 Dec 10, 2007

    You all act like this is new. Every winter we have warm periods like this in North Carolina. This isn't the northeast or northern plains. It's great to enjoy this every once awhile but as the 5 day shows the mercury will crash just like it does everytime after a winter warm spell. And if you think Falls Lake is bad drive over Lake Lanier in Georgia or Lake Altoona they provide water for Atlanta then you will see a terrible situation.

  • wjcspanteach Dec 10, 2007

    It's December and also the time for you to catch the case of ammonia too!!!

    HAHAHA -- made me laugh --- ammonia is a CLEANING PRODUCT!!! I think you might mean pneumonia!

  • this is my Screen Name Dec 10, 2007

    Keep in mind, though, that other places in the country are getting big snow and ice storms as we are sitting outside in the balmy 80 degree weather. How is that GLOBAL warming? Meanwhile, Al Gore is in figid Norway snuggling with his Nobel prize. Someone toss him a snow ball.

  • KD1229 Dec 10, 2007

    I hate having "ammonia"