Ithaca Climate Summary for January 1999
- With an average temperature of 22.7 degrees, the first month of 1999 averaged 1.2 degrees warmer than normal.
- The first half of the month averaged 7 degrees colder than normal. The second half, however, averaged 10 degrees warmer than normal.
- Thirteen of the last fourteen months have had a monthly temperature that averaged warmer than normal.
- The warmest temperature of the month was 56 degrees on the 23rd-24th. This event was unusual because the temperature stayed around this level from 9pm on the 23rd to 6am on the 24th.
- The coldest temperature of the month was -8 degrees on the 31st.
- The temperature of -5 degrees on the 2nd was the first below zero temperature (in any month) since January 20, 1997.
- Six days had temperatures below zero this month. This was the most in a month since February 1995 and double the amount during the last two winters added together.
- January precipitation totalled 3.15 inches, which was 173% of normal.
- This broke a string of six consecutive drier than normal months.
- January snowfall totalled 23.9 inches. This was 7 inches more than the monthly normal.
- This was the snowiest winter month since December 1997.
- Seasonal snowfall stands at 29 inches, which is 9.2 inches below the normal through this point in the season.
Keith L. Eggleston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Northeast Regional Climate Center