PAST CLIMATE MAPS
There's no sugarcoating last month. It was brutally - cold for December. The cold became entrenched over us on December 5th and plunged temperatures to twenty degrees below normal. There was a slight recovery midmonth, but the cold returned to finish the month. The cold Arctic air is expected to be with us for at least the early half of January and I don't' foresee temperature relief this month. Needless to say, colder than normal temperatures are favored this January.
Precipitation is expected to total drier than normal this month as the cold Arctic flow will keep the main storm track to our south.
Mostly sunny skies are favored to dominate the opening week of the New Year from Wednesday to Sunday, January 1-5. Colder than normal temperatures are expected.
Mostly cloudy skies with passing light snow is possible on Monday, January 6.
Sunny skies are favored from Tuesday to Friday, January 7-10.
A cloudy sky with light snow is expected on Saturday and Sunday, January 11-12. Snow totals should be light with falling temperatures.
Partly sunny skies with flurries are possible on Monday and Tuesday, January 13-14. Temperatures will be cold.
A sunny sky is favored on Wednesday, January 15.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies are expected on Thursday and Friday, January 16-17. A passing light snow may accompany the clouds.
Sunny skies are favored on Saturday, January 18.
The weather pattern is expected to become a little more active from Sunday to Saturday, January 19-25. Clouds will be on the increase as well as the possibility of a significant winter storm, especially around Wednesday or Thursday, January 22-23.
Mostly sunny skies with little chance for precipitation are favored to close out the month from Sunday to Friday, January 26 to 31. Look for cold temperatures to warm throughout this period.