January 2012 - A Look Ahead

The tables below consist of monthly normal for January as well as daily extremes and what happened last year.

Aberdeen
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
22.5
1.5
12.0
0.47
6.4
Last Year
15.8
- 4.1
5.8
1.17
16.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
60
 24 – 1981*
40
28th 
Record Low
- 46
 12 – 1912
- 24
19th
Precipitation
2.00
 4 – 1897
0.26
10th
Snowfall
12.0
 4 – 1897
4.8
10th

The normal temperature on the 1st is 22 for the high and 2 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 24 for the high and 2 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 8:14 AM with a sunset at 5:01 PM.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 7:57 AM with a sunset at 5:39 PM.

 
Pierre
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
30
9
20
0.42
4.2
Last Year
22.8
2.9
12.9
0.93
12.9
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
68
 23 – 1981
43
28th
Record Low
- 33
 29 – 1966
- 17
19th
Precipitation
1.02

  9 – 1939

0.27
9th
Snowfall
10.0
 14 – 2003*
3.0
9th

The normal temperature on the 1st is 29 for the high and 10 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 32 for the high and 11 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 8:17 AM with a sunset at 5:12 PM.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:01 AM with a sunset at 5:49 PM.

 
Mobridge
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
26
5.6
15.8
0.25
5.0
Last Year
20.2
- 0.9
9.7
0.62
18.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
64
 8 – 2002*
41
28th
Record Low
- 42
 13 – 1912
- 24
12th
Precipitation
0.80
 30 – 1917
0.22
31st
Snowfall
9.0

  4 – 1997

6.0
9th

The normal temperature on the 1st is 26 for the high and 6 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 28 for the high and 6 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 8:22 AM with a sunset at 5:09 PM.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 8:05 AM with a sunset at 5:46 PM.

 
Watertown
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
22.2
3.1
12.7
0.53
5.3
Last Year
14.8
- 4.4
5.2
1.54
20.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
65
 24 – 1981
35
28th
Record Low
- 40
 13 – 1916
- 23
19th
Precipitation
1.27

  9 – 1939

0.62
31st
Snowfall
11.0

  6 – 2010

7.2
31st

The normal temperature on the 1st is 22 for the high and 4 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 24 for the high and 4 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 8:06 AM with a sunset at 4:58 PM.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 7:50 AM with a sunset at 5:35 PM.

 
Sisseton
 
 
 
 
 
 
High
Low
Average
Precipitation
Snowfall
Monthly Normal
23.1
4.2
13.6
0.67
8.4
Last Year
15.1
- 3.1
6.0
0.86
17.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Extremes
 
Day and Year
 
Last Year
Day
Record High
65
 24 – 1981
39
28th
Record Low
- 37
 24 – 1936
- 24
21st
Precipitation
2.67

  4 – 1997

0.29
31st
Snowfall
24.2

  4 – 1997

5.2
31st

The normal temperature on the 1st is 23 for the high and 5 for the low. The normal temperature on the 31st is 24 for the high and 5 for the low.

Sunrise on the 1st is at 8:09 AM with a sunset at 4:55 PM.

Sunrise on the 31st is at 7:51 AM with a sunset at 5:32 PM.

 

Climate Prediction Center’s One Month Outlook

Temperature Probability

Precipitation Probability

 

A Look back at January 2011

Snow Reports for January 9 & 10th
 
January 30 – 31st Storm Total Snowfall
 
 
Phases of the Moon
Phase
Date
First Quarter
January 1st
Full Moon
January 9th
Third Quarter
January 16th
New Moon
January 23rd
First Quarter
January 30th

Astronomy Happenings in January 2012

Five visible planets light up first night of the New Year

Quadrantid meteor shower before dawn January 4
 
Earth is closest to sun for 2012 on January 5
 


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