On This Day In Weather History - January 29
The 29th has had the most thunderstorm days, 5, in January, and this is not exceeded until February 22nd. The 31 percent chance of measurable precipitation is also the highest for January and nearly twice that of early January. There have not been any January 29th's with a below zero average temperature.
A major winter storm moved through the Kansas City/Pleasant Hill NWS Weather Forecast area beginning on 1/29 and ending 1/31. The storm brought 8 to 14 inches of snow to the area along with other areas receiving up to 1- 1 1/2 ice, causing over 200,000 customers in the Kansas City area to go without power.
On the coldest morning of an already severe winter, the mercury dipped to -16 at New York City, and bottomed out at -20 in Hartford. New York Harbor was frozen for five weeks, allowing a heavy cannon to be taken across the ice to fortify the British on Staten Island.
The greatest winter storm in the history of Nashville, TN shut the city down until February 5th.