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Meteorologist Steve Frazier Meteorologist Steve Frazier

It's the last month of the year and the beginning of the heart of winter here in the Upper Midwest. Its the month where we see the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and our first below freezing average high.

Starting from day one the average high is at freezing and it goes downhill from there. Unlike the previous month, the free fall of the average high slows down to a loss of only 8 degrees for the entire month.

The average lows take a trip to the single digits for the first time this season with 9° as the average low for the 26th.

As far as the snowfall for December, its actually our second snowiest month after January. On average we see just under a foot.

Then comes the Winter Solstice. It's the day where we see the least amount of sunlight, but its also the end of losing our daylight. Actually the daylight hours begin to increase after the Winter Solstice. Mentally, this is a milestone, as the we start to see the long dark days of winter slowly fade away.

Stay warm everyone, this is the Upper Midwest and winder doesn't adhere to a calendar.

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