Ithaca Climate Summary for January 1997
- The month of January averaged 0.5 degrees warmer than normal.
- This was 0.7 degrees warmer than the same month a year ago.
- The warmest reading was 54 degrees on the 5th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -11 degrees on the 19th.
- There were three days when the temperature dropped below zero-the 1st,
18th and 19th.
- The total precipitation for the month was 0.87 inches, which was only 48%
of the monthly normal.
- It was the driest of any month since January 1989.
- The monthly snowfall total was 13.5 inches, which was 3.4 inches below
- This total was 15.7 inches less than last January and the least during
January since 1993.
- The seasonal total stands at 31.6 inches, which is 6.5 inches less than
normal through this point in the winter.
- Through the end of January, Ithaca has received 40 inches less snow this
winter than during the same period last winter, but 10.8 inches more than
during this period in the winter of 1994-95.
- The greatest depth of snow on the ground during the month was only 3
inches on the 28th and 29th.
- Amounts for surrounding communities included 12.5 inches in Groton and
13.1 inches in Freeville.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center