Less snow than usual in January

Although there was snow on the ground the entire month of January, Jefferson received significantly less snow than normal.

According to volunteer weather observer John Beltz, Jefferson received 2.0 inches of snow, while 7.5 inches is normal for January. The snow equated to .53 inch of precipitation, with .96 inch being normal.

High temperature for the month was 40 degrees on Jan. 15. There were nine days when the high temperature was 32 degrees or warmer.  Average high temperature for the month was 25.1 degrees; 27.6 is normal. The record high temperature for January was 69 degrees on Jan. 27, 2002.

Low temperature for the month was -11 degrees on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18. There were seven days when the low temperature was below zero. Average low temperature for the month was 10.6 degrees; 8.1 is normal. Record low temperature for January is -37 degrees, set Jan. 12, 1912.

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