January Top Ten - Dry and Warm

January 2012 came in with the 5th warmest average temperature in record-keeping history at the Duluth International Airport. The Duluth area also experienced the 11th warmest average temperature all time for January.  In addition, the Duluth Airport came in as the 7th least snowiest. International Falls also came in tied for the 4th warmest average temperature ever in January. See the tables below to see how other Januarys compare.

The tables below show the 10 warmest Januarys and least snowiest Januarys in Duluth.

Top 10 Warmest Average JanuaryTemperatures in Duluth*
Rank

Average Temperature
Degrees F

Year
1 23.7 2006
2 21.9 1944
3 19.8 1931
4 18.7 1990
5 18.0 2012
6 17.8 2002
7 17.6 1933
8 17.5 1932
9 17.4 2001
10 17.0 1942
 
Top 10 Least Snowiest Januarys in Duluth*
Rank

Total Snow
in inches

Year
1 2.8 2008 & 1961
3 3.6 1963
4 4.5 2007
5 4.6 1957
6 4.7 1981
7 5.1 2012
8 5.5 1990
9 5.9 2003
10 7.2 1951

 

 *Duluth International Airport

The normal average January temperature is 10.2 degrees F. Duluth was 7.8 degree F above normal for the month of January.

The normal snowfall for January is 19.4 inches. Duluth was 14.3 inches below normal for snowfall in January.

 

 

The tables below show the 10 warmest Januarys in International Falls.


Top 10 Warmest Average JanuaryTemperatures in International Falls
Rank

Average Temperature
Degrees F

Year
1 18.8 2006
2 14.6 1919
3 14.2 1921
4 14.0 2012 & 2001
6 13.3 1990
7 12.3 1992
8 12.2 1958
9 12.0 1998
10 11.9 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The normal average January temperature is 4.4 degrees F. International Falls was 9.6 degree F above normal for the month of January.

The normal snowfall for January is 15.0 inches. International Falls was 4.0 inches below normal for snowfall in January. This was the 41st least snowiest January for International Falls.

 

 

 



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