2.1.14 January Ends Close to Average

Published 02/01 2014 08:40PM

Updated 02/01 2014 08:50PM

To the average person, January was a very cold month. Within the first few days of the month highs didn't even crack zero in Burlington. There were more cold snaps later in the month as well, but an extended thaw also brought five consecutive days with highs between 45 and 52.

When all of the wild temperature swings are averaged together, the month only ended below average by 0.4 degrees. Compare that to December, when it was 2.3 degrees below average. November was also more than two degrees below average (-2.6 to be exact).

Snowfall was also below average this month, with just 12.5" falling in January. Typically the Queen City sees more like 19.5".

Temperatures will be closer to average for the next week or so. At the same time our weather pattern will become more active, meaning we have several snow chances coming up too.

Of course the Groundhog will have his say on the rest of this winter coming up on Sunday.

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