Despite arctic plunge, no weather records for temperature set in January

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Despite the frigid ending to January, overall high temperatures for the entire month of were just two and one-half degrees below normal in Trenton due to the mild start to the month.

Low temperatures were near normal for the month with highs for the entire month of January averaged 33 degrees with lows averaging 19.1 degrees. There were no record temperatures in January in Trenton, although the 15 degrees below zero reading on Wednesday was just one degree shy of tying the record low for January 30th. There were two other readings of below zero last month, -5 on January 25th and -4 on January 31st. The warmest temperature was 60 degrees on January 5th.

There were 2.87 inches of rain and melted precipitation last month in Trenton which is 1.77 inches more than the average amount of January moisture in records since 1970.

The moisture included 17 inches of snow, which included five dates with measurable snow in January in Trenton, including eight inches in the 24-hour period ending the morning of January 12th. That eight inches established both a snowfall record and a moisture record for January 12th when the snow melted down to eight-tenths of an inch.

The 2.87 inches of rain and melted precipitation is the most January moisture in Trenton since 1973 when 4.52 inches was measured. The 1973 total included 12-1/2 inches of snow and sleet, an ice storm, and another date of one inch of sleet and ice.

The National Weather Service, entering February, indicates a slight to moderate chance that overall temperatures for February will be below normal in our area.