We started the month of January on a rather wintry note with seasonably cold temperatures and strong, blustery winds for the first three days, but now we’re facing a warm spell in the coming days that will mean a bit of a departure from January-like weather for our area. We’ll have highs in the 30s today and then 40s for Thursday and Friday which will be 20 degrees warmer than average for this time of the year and approaching record territory. In fact, we’ll almost be forgetting what type of weather we should normally be experiencing this time of the year as abnormally mild weather will be the rule for quite some time. Here’s a look at the climate averages for this week compared with what we normally see for the end of the month.
January 4th: January 31st:
High: 24 High: 25
Low: 8 Low: 8
Sunrise: 7:44 AM Sunrise: 7:29 AM
Sunset: 4:45 PM Sunset: 5:18 PM
*We’ll gain 48 minutes of daylight at the end of the month compared to today.
*Snowfall: 12.0″ (The old average was 11.9″ before climate statistics were recalculated last summer.)
*The average high for the month is now 23.9, but before the recalculation of the climate averages last summer, it was only 19.9!)
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This post was written by tschmidt on January 4, 2012