Michiana has seen one of the warmest Januarys on record

NOW: Michiana has seen one of the warmest Januarys on record

Our temperatures have taken quite the tumble, but even with the cool down, this January is still set to be one of the warmest on record.

This month, we’ve seen 26 days with above average temperatures, 3 days with average temperatures, and only 1 day with below average temperatures, which was yesterday, January 29.

The warmest maximum temperature this month was on January 3rd with a high of 60. This tied the record warmest high for that day first set in 2004. The coldest maximum temperature this month so far was yesterday with a high of 28, but we’ll be even colder than that today.

So far, when taking the average of our highs and lows over the month, this has been the 2nd warmest January on record since 1893 with an average temperature of 35.1°. The warmer temperatures are gone for this week with a forecasted average temperature of 16.5°.

As far as sky conditions, we’ve had a gloomy, but fairly dry month. Only 1 day has been considered clear by the National Weather Service with 9 partly cloudy days and a whopping 20 cloudy days.

Although it’s been cloudy, it’s been drier than normal with only 7.5” of snow with a normal value of 20.9”, and 2.41” of liquid precipitation, slightly less than the average of 2.59”.

Although we haven’t seen much sunshine, we have seen more daylight. We’ve gained a little more than 45 minutes of daylight since the 1st of the month with January 31st being 10 hours long.

We were only gaining about 45 seconds per day of daylight at the beginning of the month, but now, we’re gaining about 2 minutes and 15 seconds each day. We’ll continue to see more and more daylight each day as we head into February with the biggest increases in daylight coming in March.

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