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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.



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


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