Weather blog: January 2019 Weather Statistics

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Published: Feb. 28, 2019 at 1:34 PM MST
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In our Winter Outlook we said that January 2019 was going to be warmer than average in terms of temperatures and drier than average in terms of precipitation. Well now with January 2019 in the books, how accurate was our prediction? Find out that answer below along with some other statistics regarding the weather last month.

TEMPERATURES:

HIGH TEMPERATURES:

Recorded high temperature above the average high temperature for that day: 18 days

Recorded high temperature the same as the average high temperature for that day: 2 days

Recorded high temperature below the average high temperature for that day: 11 days

Days with a high temperature of 32° or less: 6 days

Maximum January high temperature: 53° on 1/20/2019 and 1/27/2019

Minimum January high temperature: 20° on 1/2/2019

Average January high temperature: 38.8°

LOW TEMPERATURES:

Recorded low temperature above the average low temperature for that day: 16 days

Recorded low temperature the same as the average low temperature for that day: 0 days

Recorded low temperature below the average low temperature for that day: 15 days

Days with a low temperature of 32° or less: 27 days

Maximum January low temperature: 33° on 1/6/2019, 1/10/2019, 1/17/2019 and 1/20/2019

Minimum January low temperature: 4° on 1/2/2019

Average January low temperature: 22.4°

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES:

Recorded average temperature above the average temperature for that day: 17 days

Recorded average temperature the same as the average temperature for that day: 2 days

Recorded average temperature below the average temperature for that day: 12 days

Days with an average temperature of 32° or less: 19 days

Maximum January average temperature: 43° on 1/20/2019

Minimum January average temperature: 12° on 1/2/2019

Average January Temperature: 30.6° (+1.1°)

Our average January 2019 temperature was 30.6° which is 1.1° warmer than our climatological average January temperature of 29.5°. This means that January 2019 was WARMER than average in terms of temperature.

PRECIPITATION:

Days with at least a trace of precipitation: 11 days

Days with at least 0.10 inches of precipitation: 4 days

Maximum daily precipitation amount: 0.22 inches on 1/10/2019

Days with no precipitation recorded: 20 days

Longest Dry Stretch: 10 days from 1/22/2019 to 1/31/2019

Longest Wet Stretch: 7 days from 1/15/2019 to 1/21/2019

Total monthly precipitation: 0.80 inches (-0.18 inches)

In January, we recorded 0.80 inches of precipitation, which is 0.18 inches below our average precipitation for January of 0.98 inches. This means that January 2019 was DRIER than average in terms of precipitation.

SNOWFALL:

We did receive snowfall this month in Twin Falls, but at the Magic Valley Regional Airport, where our records are kept, they did not record any measurable amounts of snowfall this month.

OTHER:

Clear Days: 15 days

Partly Cloudy Days: 11 days

Cloudy Days: 5 days