Ithaca Climate Summary for January 1995
- January 1995 brought yet another unseasonably warm month to Ithaca. The
average temperature was 28.6 degrees. This was 7.1 degrees warmer than normal
and tied as the 14th warmest January on record.
- The combined temperature for the last three months (November-January)
averaged 5.4 degrees warmer than normal and was the 2nd warmest such
combination on record. Only November-January of 1931-32 was warmer.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 64 degrees on the 14th. This was 7
degrees warmer than the warmest December temperature.
- The first below zero temperature of the winter was recorded on the 28th and
the monthly minimum temperature occurred the next day (29th) when the mercury
fell to -12 degrees.
- Two record maximum temperatures were set this month: 64 degrees on the 14th
(old record: 63 degrees set in 1932) and 56 degrees on the 16th (old record: 55 degrees set
- The January precipitation total was 2.74 inches. This was 0.92 inches above
(or 151% of) normal.
- There were 25 days with precipitation reported this month. Most of these
light precipitation events. The greatest one-day amount was 0.66 inches
recorded on the 11th - all of this fell as rain.
- The monthly snowfall total was just about normal for the month. There were
16.8 inches reported this month, compared to the normal of 16.9.
- This didn't do anything to reduce the seasonal deficit, though. The seasonal
total of 20.8 inches is nearly a foot and a half (17.3 inches) below normal.
This amount also pales in comparison to last winter's snowfall total through
the end of January which was 61.5 inches.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center