Although the winter is less than two weeks old on the calendar when the month starts, the weather has wasted little time in plunging thermometers well below zero, often to their lowest levels of the year. The weather pattern is dominated by frigid arctic air masses that hail from the frozen wastes of northern Canada, which frequently cross the Great Lakes before reaching us. The
lakes add considerable moisture to the air resulting in clouds, and can make for long, sunless weeks. However, with each incursion of arctic air over the open waters, the Great Lakes begin to
freeze, decreasing the moisture supply, and thus January becomes a little sunnier than its neighbor, December.
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January Records and Averages
Warmest: 28.5°F in 1932 Coldest: 6.4°F in 1970
Wettest: 6.80 inches in 1979 Snowiest: 47.0 inches in 1954