Statewide, the average temperature in December was 28.6 degrees, 1.2 degrees below normal.
Precipitation averaged 1.41 inches for the month, 1.28 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 5 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 6 percent short, 88 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.
Winter wheat condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.