The new year brought a continuation of colder temperatures and above average snowfall.
High temperatures averaged 30.2 degrees and low temperatures averaged 14.3 degrees. The mean of 22.3 degrees was 3.2 degrees colder than normal.
The highest temperature was 50 degrees on the first and the lowest temperature was minus six on January 24.
That is the lowest temperature for a two-year period.
Precipitation was only 1.42 inches. That is the lowest January precipitation in my 20 years of recordkeeping. The next lowest amount was 1.95 inches in 2003.
Precipitation has been declining in recent years. Last year there was a deficit of 7.45 inches. In the past three years precipitation is down 14.44 inches. In the past six years precipitation is off by 20.82 inches.
January snowfall totaled 22.2 inches. Winter snowfall so far is 42.9 inches. Normal snowfall by the end of January is 35.7 inches.