PAST CLIMATE MAPS
January is expected to experience above normal temperatures over much of the Midwest with near normal temperatures for the Dakotas. Precipitation is favored to total below normal over much of the Midwest with above normal totals for Nebraska and portions of eastern Iowa.
Fair skies are favored to open the New Year from Thursday to Saturday, January 1-3. Any snow should be light with seasonable temperatures.
Clouds are expected to thicken over the southern and eastern regions of the Midwest with a good opportunity for a winter storm for Sunday and Monday, January 4-5. Look for heavy snow totals over southern Minnesota and most of Iowa.
Fair skies with passing light snows are favored from Tuesday to Saturday, January 6-10. Seasonable temperatures are expected.
Clouds and snow are favored for Minnesota and the Dakotas on Sunday, January 11.
Fair skies are expected over much of the upper Midwest from Monday to Wednesday, January 12-14. Cooler temperatures are favored.
Sunny skies are favored from Thursday to Saturday, January 15-17.
Fair skies with passing light snows are expected from Sunday to Tuesday, January 18-20. Snow totals should be light and centered over the northern regions of the Midwest.
Look for a good snowfall around Wednesday or Thursday, January 21-22.
The last nine days of the month the sun is expected to dominate the daytime sky a little more often. Snowfall activity is expected to be spotty with light totals. Hopefully, we will experience a period of above normal temperatures as well.