BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – December was an unusually warm month for us here in the Baton Rouge metro. Typically, our average temperature is 54 degrees in December. In 2021, the average temperature was 64 degrees, making it a 10-degree difference. Throughout the month, we had 24 days above our average. We had 7 days of record-tying or record-breaking temperatures. For our overnight lows, we had 5 days above 69 degrees.
This broke the previous record set in 1971 with an average December temperature of 63 degrees. Next to being back in 1933 of 62 degrees.