January 2020 was 8th warmest on record

NOW: January 2020 was 8th warmest on record

The calendar has flipped to February, meaning we’ve officially made it through the coldest month of the year! However, January was anything but cold.

January’s average temperature was nearly 8 degrees above normal, making this January our 8th warmest on record and the warmest January we’ve experienced since 2006. The mild January followed an even warmer December, so to date this winter is the 3rd warmest winter on record for Milwaukee.

We picked up just over a foot of snow during the month, which was slightly below normal for January. However, Milwaukee’s snow total since October is right where it should be (around 28”).

Our warmest high in January came on the 9th when highs rose to 51°, and we’ll be making a run at 50° on Sunday.

If we reach 50° in Milwaukee, it would be a new record high for Groundhog Day, breaking the old record of 49° from 1992.

Enjoy the sunshine on Sunday!

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