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January started with heavy rain followed by very cold temperatures. Then we had a 20-day stretch of seasonable weather to be followed with a strong blizzard and very cold temperatures again. We had below-average temperatures and rainfall with above-average sunshine and almost double the average snowfall. The average temperature was 27.3 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal and 0.4 degrees below January 2014. The maximum temperature was 54.5 degrees on January 4th. A minimum temperature of 0.5 degrees was recorded on the 8th. Daytime high temperatures averaged 35.3 degrees, 2.4 degrees below the norm. Evening temperatures averaged 19.0 degrees, 1.3 degrees below the norm. Daytime high temperatures were above 50 degrees or greater on 3 days. Evening temperatures were 32 degrees or below for all but 1 night. There were 4 nights with temperatures in the single digits.
Precipitation totaled 4.10 inches. This is 0.08 inches below normal. We had measurable precipitation on 13 days; 5 of those days had less than 0.10 inches. The largest 24-hour rainfall was 0.94 inches on the 4th. We had measurable snowfall of 0.10 inches or greater on 9 days, totaling 24.30 inches for the month, 12.30 inches above average. This is the 6th largest snowfall recorded here in East Wareham for January in the 62 years of snowfall recordings. The largest snowfall came during the 36-hour blizzard, on the 26th and 27th of January, with 21.0 inches of snow, high winds up to 75 mph and considerable drifting. So far this season we have recorded a total of 25.40 inches of snow. There was also 1 day with heavy fog this month.
Sunshine totaled 46% of the possible sunshine hours, 2 points above the normal. There were 9 days with no sunshine and 8 days with 90% or better sunshine. Total sunshine hours for January 2015 was 2 points lower than the sunshine hours recorded in January 2014.
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