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How January 2014 weather stacks up against history

Posted: January 30, 2014

How January 2014 weather stacks up against history

On Monday, January 27, Ann Arbor was three inches of snow short of “the all-time snowiest month record,” according to MLive.

Meteorologist Dennis Kahlbaum, UM Cooperative Observer, provided the following statistics to MLive to see how this January compares against history.

7: The number of days when temperatures have dipped below 0 in January.
40: The number of days it has snowed since Dec. 1 through Monday.
17: The number of days the wind chill dipped below 0 degrees since winter started.
13: The longest stretch of consecutive days below 32 degrees in January, including Tuesday.
28: The longest stretch of consecutive days below 32 degrees all time. The record was set in 1927.
37: Inches of snow in January 2014, a new record for the month of January.
36: Inches of snow in the previous highest January, in 1999.
40: Inches of snow that fell in December 2000, the snowiest month on record.
89.8: Inches of snow that fell in 2007-08, the snowiest winter on record.
Minus 22: The lowest temperature ever recorded in Ann Arbor came on January 19, 1994.
Minus 16: The lowest temperature this month, which came overnight Tuesday. This is according to the National Weather Service
Minus 15: The previous lowest temperature this month, recorded on Jan. 7 by Kahlbaum.
Minus 40: Degrees; the lowest wind chill recorded this month, on Jan. 7.
4: Lowest high temperature this month, on Jan. 4
Minus 5: Lowest high temperature ever recorded in Ann Arbor, on Jan. 19, 1994.

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