| January 2010 was a subtly cold month in some respects...as only a few sites in our seemingly semi-permanent snow covered region broke into the Top Ten category for coldest January's. Nearly all reporting sites finished in the top half range of coldest January's and as with most locations you would have to travel back to 1993 to find a January this cold. Top Ten Coldest finishers were...Hebron 6th coldest...Superior 8th coldest..and Hastings almost coming in under the wire with their 11th coldest January of record. It should be noted that for Hebron and Superior...you would have to hearken back to the late 1970's to early 1980's to find a previous January this cold. After an 8-day string of below normal temperatures...the coldest temperatures of the month arrived on the 9th when subzero morning lows ranged from 8 degrees below zero at Plainville...to 21 degrees below zero at Greeley.
Monthly precipitation and snowfall totals were below normal in January...but measurable snow depth lingered well into the middle of the month at many locations. Areas mainly east of a Greeley to Grand Island and Superior line kept an inch or more snow depth for most of the month...starting the month with a foot or more of snow on the ground...and finishing with an inch or more of snow depth at months end.
Note: # indicates one day or more of missing data. * indicates the last of several occurrences.
YELLOW indicates above normal temperature.
BLUE indicates below normal temperature.
Click here for: January 2010 National Climate Summary