Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dry and Cold January

Not much to say about this January's weather. Dry and Cold is the best way to describe it.

So far at this station, we have received some dustings of snow, with the heaviest snowfall happening yesterday with a whopping 0.2" of powdery snow on the ground. Total precipitation for January so far has been dismal as well, only totaling 0.11" at this station, and 0.02" at MO-CW-5 in Auxvasse.

The big story has been the bitter arctic air mass that invaded the midwest Wednesday - Thursday.
Here's a rundown of the temperatures we have experienced so far:

1/1 --- 44/18
1/2 --- 47/27
1/3 --- 68/39
1/4 --- 40/20
1/5 --- 30/17
1/6 --- 34/26
1/7 --- 38/29
1/8 --- 34/16
1/9 --- 64/28
1/10 --- 35/17
1/11 --- 42/15
1/12 --- 48/22
1/13 --- 25/8
1/14 --- 38/3
1/15 --- 10/-5
1/16 --- 14/-3

6 comments:

OSNW3 said...

Great blog.

Same here in Oshkosh, WI. Dry. Minimal snowfall. Thanks for posting your daily max/min temps. It's always fun to analyze others data! I'll be keeping an eye on your blog, as it will work good as a conversation piece when I visit my in-laws in STL. :)

WxWatcher said...

Thanks for the comment. I've wanted to do a blog about our wild weather swings in Missouri for a while.

I'm surprised to hear that you have had a dry season. You had a pretty snowy season last year if I remember right.

OSNW3 said...

You are correct, and already this season we are above our annual average of snowfall. I was referring to January in particular. I dropped a stat on that in my latest entry...

And after taking another look at your temperature data in this entry, it seems like a pattern we'd encounter here in the month of April. (minus the Arctic readings of course)

Chris said...

Great Blog!

Ami said...

What happened to the forecast models back in the fall that warned us of a "wet winter"??? We have some major catching up to do if that is still to be the case! :)

WxWatcher said...

Good point, Ami. If I recall correctly, southern MO was supposed to have a wet winter, but if you look on the AHPS page (http://water.weather.gov/), NW Missouri has had normal precip since October 1. The rest of Missouri actually has a deficit.