The Wayne County Outlook

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February 5, 2013

Month of January was wetter than normal

2-6-13 —     January was wetter than normal, according to the monthly weather summary from J.D. Rogers, local observer for the National Weather Service.

    Total precipitation for the month was 5.47 inches, which is more than an inch above the average of 4.23 inches, according to Rogers.  

But snowfall totals were well below average.

    In January, only .2 of an inch of snow was recorded, compared to the average of 4.5 inches. The maximum snow depth was a trace, according to Rogers.

    The month was also slightly warmer than normal. The temperature in January averaged 38 degrees, which compares to the norm of 35.2 degrees.

    The minimum temperature for the month was 14 degrees which was recorded on January 22 and the maximum temperature was 69 degrees which was recorded on January 29.

    Rogers noted that a fast moving squall line moved across the county at about 6 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30. A few trees were blown down resulting in scattered power outages.

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