January 2014 Weather Statistics

The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) released their statistical analysis for the month of January late last week.   According to NCDC, North Dakota as a whole recorded the 65th coldest January on record.  If that surprises you, although Fargo was nearly 5 degrees below average last month, it was the 59th coldest January on record…
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Last month was the 59th coldest January on record.  If you are like most people, you may be surprised by that statistic.  The average temperature last month was 4.4 degrees, which is only 4.9 degrees below average.  Since records started in 1881, the average temperature in January has been below zero on 32 occasions, which…
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January 2013

In a climate where the averages tend to be near the middle of large extremes, overall, January 2013, actually finished reasonably close to the long term averages for both temperature and precipitation. The average temperature last month was 10.8 degrees which is 1.5 degrees above average. Precipitation last month was also slightly above the average. …
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January Heat

A year ago today, it was a Thursday for the record book.  After recording a high of 41 degrees the previous day, which tied the record for January 4 last set back in 2001.  The next day even warmer air moved into the area.  With the lack of snow cover, abundant sunshine and a favorable…
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January 2012 Precipitation

The official snow total for January 2012 was 8.0 inches, well within the range of what would be considered average for the month.  Our current 30 year average snowfall for January is 11.1 inches because of some recent heavier snowfalls during the month, but the historic average is 8.5 inches, so last month’s snow total…
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