January 2013: Colder than last year, but still above normal.
Comparing average temperatures* so far, January 2013 has some similarities with 2012. The key difference was a colder start to the month.
Both years are running above Average +5.6° (2012) / +7.6° (2013). With a looming cold snap next week, its likely January 2013 will edge closer to normal. It would take a week ( or more) with average temperatures in the teens to move the needle below normal.
Bottom line, looks like 2013 will start out above average, as it did last year, only drier! ( more on that in later blogs)
*Average temperature = (High Temp + Low Temp)/2