Ohio - Cold and Snowy January 2009
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Snowfall for the Month and for the Season Running Above Normal (in inches):
Mansfield was the only station that broke their snowfall record for the month. With 43.8 inches, this broke the previous record of 42.1 inches from January 1978.
Toledo was 0.2 inches away from breaking their record snowiest January. The record remains 30.8 inches, from January 1978.
Cleveland's record of 42.8 inches from January 1978 still holds as January 2009 came up short with 40.5 inches.
While still experiencing above average snowfall this month, the records for Akron-Canton, Youngstown, and Erie, PA were not threatened.
For the season thus far, Erie, PA already ranks #5 for the snowiest season on record. The record snowiest season was 2000-2001 with 149.1 inches.
Mansfield had the 4th coldest January on record with an average temperature of 17.5 degrees. Akron-Canton tied for the 5th coldest January on record (with Jan. 1994). Their average temperature was 18.4 degrees. Toledo and Youngstown both ranked 8th with an average temperature of 16.5 degrees and 18.8 degrees, respectively.
For more detailed information see the individual monthly climate product:
All of these
monthly statistics for our climate stations can be found year round by
going to the following link and selecting your station. Data each month
are updated within a week if data for the previous month made the "top
back to 1874 for Erie
Normals run from 1971-2000.
Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this info
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