January warmer and wetter than average | VailDaily.com

January warmer and wetter than average

Cliff Thompson

Temperature and precipitation recordings made by longtime, local weather watcher Frank Doll show there was about 5 inches more snow in January – 25.6 inches – than average. That snow when melted yielded 1.7 inches of water.

The average daily temperature, 21, was warmer than average, Doll said. The coldest temperature recorded, on Jan. 6 and Jan. 12, was minus 6 degrees, while the warmest, 40, occurred Jan. 1 and Jan. 30.

The average high temperature was 33 while the average low was 9 degrees.

“That’s not January weather,” Doll said. Typically the month can produce some double-digit below zero temperatures, he said.

Doll has been recording weather at his home in Avon as part of the National Weather Service Weather Watcher program since 1968.

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Cliff Thompson can be reached via e-mail at: cthompson@vaildaily.com or by calling 949-0555 ext. 450.

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