All Time January Record Broken

A New First for January at Indianapolis

January 7, 2008 marked the first time since records began in 1871 that the low temperature has stayed above 60 degrees during the month of January in the Indianapolis area.

The low of 61 degrees also shattered  the January record for warmest  daily low temperature since 1871. The previous record for the month of January was 58 degrees, set in 1950, 1909, and 1907.

January 7, 2008 had a daily average temperature of 65 degrees. This is 38 degrees above normal.

Here are the records at Indianapolis that have been broken so far in this January warm spell:


Type of Record

New Record Value

Old Record Value

January 6

Daily Record High


62 in 1880

January 7

Daily Record High


64 in 1907

January 7

Daily Record Warmest Low


58 in 1907

January 7

Monthly Record Warmest Low


58 in 1950,1909,1907

The record high temperature at Indianapolis on Tuesday, January 8th is 63 degrees, set in 1965. The current forecast for Inidnapolis shows this record in jeopardy today, with a forecast high of 63 degrees.

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