NEW: Recent dry stretch quite unusual for central New York

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SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV)

If the last week of tranquil weather in central New York seemed unusual for December, you would be right.

It was dry through midnight Saturday night in Syracuse making it 9 straight days with no measurable precipitation ( a trace or less). It was the second longest such stretch in the month of December!

The longest such stretch is 11 set in 1928 but there have been three occasions with 7 days the last time coming in 1994, 25 years ago.

Given an active jet stream is typically nearby this time of year, systems that cause us rain and or snow are usually only a few days apart. And when we do get a break from a parade of storm systems there is probably lake effect snow nearby. The average longest stretch of dry days in any given December is only three and a half days.

Unfortunately, the unusual/historical dry stretch came to an end Sunday afternoon as rain moved into CNY from west to east as expected. Hope everyone enjoyed the rare, dry and pleasant by December standards period.

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