A cold January with average precipitation
With only a few scattered days that were above average, it is not that surprising that the month was very cold (overall 3 degrees below average). However, it might be surprising that it was not that much colder than last year’s (much hyped) January. Although it was February and March that really made last winter stand out, so we still have a long way to go to match it.
After a wet start to the month, the rest was pretty dry, causing us to end within the average range. As far as snow, the 34 cm that came down was below the average of 43.7 cm.
As well, a bit of milestone here as this month marks the 10th year that I have been doing these weather station summaries (and if you didn’t know, you can see all ten years of the summaries on the UW weather station website here: http://www.weather.uwaterloo.ca/data.html#chart ).
Summary for January 2015:
Maximum Temperature 4.8°C
Minimum Temperature -25.3°C
Average Daily High Temperature -4.3°C (Long term average -2.6°C)
Average Daily Low Temperature -14.9°C (Long term average -10.3°C)
Total Precipitation 49.6 mm (Long term average 65.2 mm)
(Long term averages based on 1981-2010 data for the Waterloo Wellington Airport)