January Fairly Average Weather Month

below zero cold thermometer_sxcSheldon, Iowa — January, 2016 was a fairly average month, weather-wise.  In Sheldon, the average high temperature for the month was 24 degrees, just one degree below the average normal high temp of 25.

Our average low temperature for the month of January was 7 degrees, 3 degrees warmer than our normal average low of 4 degrees.  During the month of January our total precipitation was on .75 inches, which is 1/10th of an inch higher than the normal precipitation level of .65 inches.  In the snowfall category, January’s 6-inches, is slightly below the normal total of 6.40 inches.

Looking at January’s numbers in comparison to January, 2015, we find that this January was slightly cooler, with last year’s average high being 28 degrees, compared to 24 this year, and the average January, 2015 low being 10 degrees, compared to 7 above this January.

The warmest high temperature for January was 39 degrees, which we reached on January 15th.  We had eight days in January when the high got above freezing.  The coldest low for the month of -17 degrees was recorded on three dates, January 10th, 17th, and 18th.

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