Ithaca Climate Summary for January 2001
- With a monthly average temperature of 24.4 degrees, the first month on 2001 averaged 2.9 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was the warmest January since 1998.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 45 degrees occurring on the 13th and 30th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -5 degrees on the 1st.
- January precipitation totalled 0.91 inches, which represented 50% of normal.
- Six of the last seven months have been drier than normal.
- The was the eleventh driest January in the last 123 years.
- January snowfall totalled 17.5 inches, which was 0.6 inches greater than normal.
- This was less than the last two Januarys.
- There was only one day with a snowfall that exceeded 2 inches.
- Every day this month had measurable snow cover. The last time this happened was in January 1994.
- As of the end of the month, there have been 43 consecutive days with measurable snow cover. The record for the longest consecutive stretch of days with at least an inch of snow on the ground is 101 days in the winters of 1962-63 and 1969-70.
- The seasonal snowfall total now stands at 40.7 inches, 2.6 inches more than normal.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center