WeatherWatcher: Weekly Weather - Warm up

Monday, January 16, 2017


Forecast: We can say goodbye to the sub freezing temperatures, and say hello to what will feel like spring time weather, except with a lot of rain. We have a very warm and wet storm system moving into the area Tuesday. Expect to see steady rain all day with temperatures warming to near 50°F. The rain is expected to continue Tuesday night through Wednesday night. It might get a bit breezy on Wednesday with winds gusting out of the south at 15-25mph bringing temperatures into the mid 50's. Between now and Wednesday evening we are expecting to see between 1.5 to 3 inches of total rain fall.

Thursday through the weekend showers are expected off and on with temperatures going back to near normal for this time of year. Highs will range in the lower to mid 40's and lows in the upper 30's to low 40's. This will be a very welcome break from the very cold and dry weather we've had for this month so far.

Longer range forecasts have been more inconsistent than normal. There's a lot of cold air rebuilding in Siberia and Alaska so I do not think we are done with the arctic blasts this winter season. There are some hints that we may be seeing snow or freezing temperatures in our forecast again towards the end of January or beginning of February.

Below is the daily average temperature compared to climate record average for January, demonstrating that we have been below average for the entire month so far.


Here's the daily high and low temperatures compared to the climate record average for January:


Last but not least, daily precipitation, which shows how much drier compared to the average we have been for January. I think Tuesday and Wednesday will correct that difference.


Last week's data:
High temperature: 45.3°F (Sunday January 8th)
Low temperature: 20.3°F (Thursday January 12th)
Rainiest day: 0.42 inches (Sunday January 8th)
Total rainfall: 0.50 inches
Warmest day: 38.4°F (Monday January 9th)
Coldest day: 26.9°F (Thursday January 12th)
Average temperature: 32.7°F (Normal is 42°F, 9.3°F colder than normal)

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