Ithaca Climate Summary for January 1998
- With an average temperature of 29.9 degrees, the month of January 1998 averaged 8.4 degrees warmer than normal and 7.9 degrees warmer than last January.
- This was the eighth warmest January on record and the warmest since 1990.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 59 degrees on the 6th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was 0 degrees on January 1st. There is yet to be a below zero temperature recorded this winter.
- January precipitation (rain plus melted snow) totalled 3.36 inches, which was 185% of normal.
- This was the third consecutive month that was wetter than normal.
- January snowfall totalled 10.4 inches, 6.5 inches less than normal (or 62% of normal).
- This was the least amount for a January since 1993..
- Only one day had more than 3 inches of snow--the 17th-18th with 3.6 inches.
- The seasonal snowfall total is now 52.2 inches, 14.1 inches greater than normal through this point in the winter and 0.7 inches more than the entire 1996-1997 season.
- Monthly snowfall totals for surrounding communities included 14.2 inches in Groton and 13.0 inches in Freeville.
Keith L. Eggleston (email@example.com)
Northeast Regional Climate Center