PAST CLIMATE MAPS
Already we've seen signs of a more active weather pattern this winter. We mustn't get too discouraged if January pans out to be dry, as it is typically one of our driest months of the year. I think we haven't quite broken out of our dry pattern yet, so expect slightly drier than normal precipitation totals for January.
Temperatures which ran wildly above normal the first half of December have been trending closer to even colder than normal. I think this trend of near normal to below normal will continue. Look for January temperatures to average near to colder than normal.
Fair skies with very little, if any, prospects for precipitation are favored from Tuesday to Saturday, January 1-5. Look for seasonable temperatures.
Clouds and passing light snow is favored for Sunday and Monday, January 6-7. Precipitation totals should be light.
Partly sunny skies are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8-9.
Precipitation prospects increase with a possible winter storm during the Thursday to Sunday time period, January 10-13. Expect locally heavy precipitation totals with temperatures falling.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are favored from Monday to Wednesday, January 14-16. Colder than normal temperatures are expected.
Prospects increase for passing precipitation events from Thursday to Monday, January 17-21. Most likely passing snows, which should total on the light side.
Fair skies are forecasted for Tuesday, January 22.
Mostly cloudy skies with passing snows are favored from Wednesday to Monday, January 23-28. We'll sneak some sun in at times and snow totals should be light. Look for temperatures to warm.
Sunny skies are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 29-30.
Clouds and a possible winter storm is favored to end out the month on Thursday, January 31, and should spill into February. Locally heavy snow totals are possible.