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January 2017 finishes out warm and wet

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RICHMOND, Va. — While the month of January had some cold weather, including a record low of zero on January 9, it averaged out well above normal.  About two-thirds of the month had high temperatures above normal.

When you take all of the highs and lows together, the monthly temperature was 41.6°, which was 3.7° above normal.

The average of all the daily highs was 50°, and the average of all of the daily lows was 33°.

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The month started off wet with over 1.50″ of rain on January 2 and 3.  The big snow storm hit Friday evening into Saturday, January 6-7.

The monthly liquid total (rain, melted down ice and snow) was 4.29″, which was 1.25″ above normal.  The total snow was 7.1″, which was 3.2″ above normal

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While January 2017 ended up above normal, it did not make it into the top 10 warmest or wettest.