The weather in 2012 was certainly more favorable for agriculture than the previous two years. The rainfall total was just short of the 61″ mark, the highest total since 2008. In addition to higher rainfall totals than the previous two years, 2012 was also a milder year. There were only 16 days with low temperatures below freezing, compared to 21 days in 2011, and 51 days in 2010. There were also only 29 days with high temperatures above 95 in 2012, as compared to 81 in 2011, and 83 in 2010. The three year drought totals were reduced to some degree with almost 7″ more rain than the 60 year average.
Download the full daily weather report for the entire year: 2012 Jackson Co Weather Summary