January was quite mild, in fact, one of the warmest on record. We had no Minimum Temperatures that even reached freezing this month as the low was only 35.5°. Though 16 days did manage to fall to ≤40°, Mins stayed above 40° from the 9th-17th. On the Maximum side, one day did manage to just reach 60° and 16 total days were ≥50°. When looking at the first and second halves of the month, temperatures averaged almost exactly the same – Max/Min/Mean 1st-16th: 49.4°/41.4°/45.4° vs 17th-31st: 50.1°/41.0°/45.5°. The greatest diurnal temperature range was 12.8° (5th & 24th), the least only 4.6° (12th). January of 2018 had a Mean Temperature of exactly 10° warmer than January of 2017 (45.5° vs 35.5°).
As temperatures were well-above normal, precipitation followed its lead. Though there were no large storms this month, there were certainly many days of measurable rain. The new year actually started out dry as the first rain didn’t fall until the evening of the 4th, and it rained, at some point, each day through the 12th. A brief break occurred until rain began again on the 15th and every day afterward through the end of the month during which 62% of the month’s precipitation total was recorded. Not a flake of snow or other frozen precipitation fell the entire month.
Freezing Rain: 0