January marked as one of coldest, driest in recent years
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January 2014 will go down in National Weather Service records as one of the coldest and driest since such temps and precipitation marks have been recorded.

Jody Correro, cooperative observer for the National Weather Service, formerly the United States Weather Bureau, said the mean temperature – the average of the highs and lows for the 31 days – averaged 35.5 degrees F, about 14 degrees F below the normal (average of temps over a 30-year period).

“And the 1.39 inches of liquid precipitation measured, is more than 4 inches below average,” he said.

Precipitation occurred on just nine days, with .39 inches the most on the tenth of the month.

Except for a few snow flurries on Jan. 28, the last 17 days of the month showed no precipitation.

Twenty-six days the minimum temp was 32 degrees or less, with readings of 9 and 10 registered on Jan 29-30, respectively.

Eleven days managed to reach on 40 degrees, including a maximum of 22 on Jan. 7 and 23 on Jan. 29.

A ready of 67 degrees on the 21st, was the warmest day of the year.

“Because the NWS now considers December, January and February as the winter season, temperatures have averaged 38.5 degrees, or 14.5 degrees below average,” Correro said.