January Numbers

February is underway. It started with a little morning ice and a lot of afternoon rain.

A look back at the January numbers shows that today’s rain was not unwelcome. BWI-Marshall recorded only 1.47 inches of precipitation for the month, a full 2 inches short of the 30 year average. The wettest day was the 17th with .77 inches of precipitation which produced 2.4 inches of snow. Snowfall on that day ran from 2 to 5 inches around the area.

Temperatures averaged 35.4 degrees, 3.1 degrees above the average. The warmest temperature was 70 degrees on the 7th and 8th.(the 8th was a record high). The coldest morning was on the 21st with a reading of 8 degrees, the only single digit day of the month.

The strongest wind gust at BWI-Marshall was 49 mph recorded on the 30th. Gusts in the Maryland mountains reached into the 60s on that day. A frontal passage generated the strong winds. Before the front moved through Baltimore the barometer hit its’ lowest reading for the month at 29.47 inches.

John Collins


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