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A warm end to a cold January

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Richmond, Va. — December 2015 was the warmest December on record in Richmond history, but January 2016 will go down in the books as a bit cold and snowy.

Although there were some warm days, including a high of 65° on January 10 and a warm final day of the month, much of the month had below normal high and low temperatures.   The average high for the month was around 45° and the average low was around 26°.


When you average out all of the highs and lows, the entire month averaged a little more than two degrees below normal.  In comparison, December finished 11° above normal.

January had slightly above normal precipitation, totaling 3.30″, which is 0.26″ above normal.  The total amount comes from rain and melted down snow and ice.  Total snowfall was 12.1″, which is normal for entire winter.  The average January snow is typically around 4″.