January 2011 Snowy & Colder than Normal

 

 

 

January Climate Data 

 January Climate Data

 

 January Climate Data

 NWS Jackson, KY

 

 London, KY

JUST LIKE DECEMBER 2010...LAST MONTH WAS COLD AND SNOWY...BUT NOT
QUITE AS COLD AND SNOWY. AT THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...THE JANUARY
MEAN TEMPERATURE WAS OVER THREE DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...WHILE THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT FINISHED LAST MONTH OVER THREE AND A HALF
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. SO FAR THIS WINTER...JACKSON HAS AVERAGED 29.4
DEGREES. THIS IS THE COLDEST DECEMBER-JANUARY PERIOD SINCE THE
WEATHER OFFICE OPENED IN 1981. THE PREVIOUS COLDEST DECEMBER JANUARY
PERIOD WAS 30.7 DEGREES FROM 1983-84. THE COLDEST WINTER AT JACKSON
WAS 32.1 DEGREES FROM LAST WINTER. AT LONDON...THE DECEMBER-JANUARY
MEAN TEMPERATURE IS 29.7 DEGREES...THIS IS THE 4TH COLDEST...WAY
BEHIND THE 26.2 DEGREES FROM 1976-77. INTERESTINGLY...THE COLDEST
WINTER AT LONDON OCCURRED THE NEXT WINTER...THE 1977-78 WINTER
SEASON ENDED UP WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 28.6 DEGREES. ON THE
PRECIPITATION SIDE OF THE FENCE...BOTH LOCATIONS FELL SHORT OF
NORMAL. LONDON WAS OVER AN INCH AND A HALF BELOW NORMAL...WHILE
JACKSON WAS OVER THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH DRIER. JACKSON RECEIVED
13.6 INCHES OF SNOW IN JANUARY 2011. THIS PLACED LAST MONTH AS THE
FIFTH SNOWIEST JANUARY ON RECORD. SO FAR THIS SNOW SEASON...JACKSON
HAS TOTALED 32.1 INCHES...WHICH IS THE FOURTH SNOWIEST SEASONAL
SNOWFALL THROUGH THE END OF JANUARY. THE 1992-93 SNOW SEASON TOTALED
40.2 INCHES THROUGH JANUARY 31ST. NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS
AVAILABLE FOR THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON FINISHED JANUARY
2011 WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE OF 30.7 DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.2
DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 33.9 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS
37.9 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE DAILY LOW WAS 23.5 DEGREES. JANUARY
2011 IS THE SEVENTH COLDEST JANUARY ON RECORD AT JACKSON. THE
HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FOR JANUARY 2011 WAS 58 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED
ON THE 1ST AND 29TH. NO HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT
JACKSON LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE FROM JANUARY 2011 WAS 6
DEGREES ON THE 9TH. THIS TIED 1982 FOR THE DAILY LOW TEMPERATURE
RECORD FOR THAT DATE.

THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE RECEIVED 2.72 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
JANUARY 2011...WHICH IS 0.84 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 3.56 INCHES.
THERE WERE 15 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF
PRECIPITATION WAS RECORDED...AND SIX DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR
MORE FELL. THERE WERE TWO DAYS WHEN AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH OF RAIN
WAS RECEIVED...AND NO DAYS WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE DAY OF THE
26TH NETTED 0.89 INCHES OF RAIN WHICH WAS THE GREATEST DAILY
AMOUNT...AND ALSO SET THE ONLY DAILY PRECIPITATION RECORD LAST
MONTH. THE MOST PRECIPITATION RECEIVED IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD WAS 1.01
INCHES FROM THE 25TH TO THE 26TH. JACKSON TALLIED 13.6 INCHES OF
SNOW LAST MONTH...WHICH PLACED LAST MONTH AS THE FIFTH SNOWIEST
JANUARY. DAILY SNOWFALL RECORDS WERE SET ON THE 8TH WITH 2.1 INCHES
AND 3.1 INCHES ON THE 26TH. THROUGH THE END OF JANUARY...THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE HAS TOTALED 32.1 INCHES. THE SEASONAL SNOWFALL
AVERAGE AT JACKSON IS 24.5 INCHES. IN FACT...IF NO MORE SNOW FELL AT
THE JACKSON WEATHER OFFICE...THIS SNOW SEASON WOULD PLACE AS THE
NINTH SNOWIEST.

THUNDER WAS NOT HEARD LAST MONTH AT THE JACKSON WEATHER
OFFICE...WHICH IS BELOW THE AVERAGE FOR JANUARY OF 0.7 DAYS. THERE
WERE 19 DAYS WITH FOG...FOUR OF WHICH FEATURED DENSE FOG.
JANUARY NORMALLY AVERAGES 4.2 DAYS OF DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND
SPEED FOR JANUARY WAS 4.1 MPH...AND THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 31 MPH
WAS RECORDED ON JANUARY 15TH. THE MEAN WIND SPEED FOR JANUARY IS
TYPICALLY 6.7 MPH.

JACKSON ACCUMULATED 1056 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS
90 ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL TOTAL IS NOW
2876...WHICH IS 247 HEATING DEGREE DAYS ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON.
THE COOLING DEGREE DAY SEASON BEGAN ON JANUARY 1ST. THE JACKSON
WEATHER OFFICE DID NOT RECORD A COOLING DEGREE DAY LAST
MONTH...WHICH IS NORMAL.

AT THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT...THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE WAS 30.8
DEGREES...WHICH IS 3.6 DEGREES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 34.4 DEGREES FOR
JANUARY. THE AVERAGE DAILY HIGH WAS 39.1 DEGREES...AND THE AVERAGE
DAILY LOW WAS 22.5 DEGREES. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE FROM LAST MONTH
WAS 62 DEGREES...WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 30TH. NO HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED AT LONDON LAST MONTH. THE LOWEST
TEMPERATURE FROM JANUARY 2011 WAS 0 DEGREES...AND HAPPENED ON THE
9TH. EVEN THOUGH NO LOW TEMPERATURE RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED LAST
MONTH...THE 0 DEGREES WAS THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT THE
LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT SINCE JANUARY 27TH 2003 WHEN THE MERCURY
BOTTOMED OUT AT 2 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.

THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT RECORDED 2.42 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION IN
JANUARY 2011...WHICH IS 1.59 INCHES BELOW THE NORMAL OF 4.01
INCHES. THERE WERE 12 DAYS WHEN A HUNDREDTH OF AN INCH OR MORE
FELL...AND FIVE DAYS WHEN A TENTH OF AN INCH OR MORE OF RAIN WAS
RECORDED. LONDON HAD TWO DAYS WITH AT LEAST A HALF AN INCH...AND
ONE DAY WITH MORE THAN ONE INCH. THE GREATEST DAILY AMOUNT WAS 1.09
INCHES AND OCCURRED ON THE 1ST...AND WAS ALSO THE MOST RECEIVED IN
A 24 HOUR PERIOD. NO PRECIPITATION RECORDS WERE SET OR TIED LAST
MONTH. NO SNOWFALL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT LONDON.

LONDON HAD ONE DAY WITH THUNDER LAST MONTH. ALSO...THERE WERE 24
DAYS WITH FOG...AND FOUR DAYS WITH DENSE FOG. THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED
FOR JANUARY 2011 WAS 4.8 MPH...WITH THE HIGHEST WIND GUST OF 38 MPH
RECORDED ON THE 8TH.

LONDON RECORDED 1051 HEATING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS 100
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE MONTH. THE SEASONAL HEATING DEGREE DAY TOTAL IS
2981...WHICH IS 325 ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON. THE LONDON CORBIN
AIRPORT HAD NO COOLING DEGREE DAYS LAST MONTH...WHICH IS NORMAL. THE
NEW COOLING DEGREE SEASON BEGAN AT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.

WEATHER RECORDS AT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE NEAR JACKSON
KENTUCKY DATE BACK TO JANUARY 1ST 1981...WHILE CLIMATE RECORDS FOR
THE LONDON CORBIN AIRPORT BEGAN ON THE 11TH OF NOVEMBER 1954.

FOR MORE INFORMATION... 

JACKSON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2011.

LONDON KENTUCKY CLIMATE SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2011.



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