Warm January ends with colder days as we look ahead to February

NOW: Warm January ends with colder days as we look ahead to February


Welcome to February, Wisconsin! Overall January was fairly mild this year with well warmer than average temperatures and not a lot of snow (until the last weekend of the month). After a really warm start to the month of January which at one point was the warmest start to January on record it ends with an average temperature of 31.9* which is good enough to go down in the record books as the 4th warmest January on record. 

The warmest temps during the month of January happened in the middle of the month when we had back-to-back days hit 49*! The coldest morning came on the last day of the month with a low of -3*.

Most of January was lackluster on snow until the last week of the month. Over the last 7 days of the month we saw over a foot of snowfall which pushed our monthly total to 13.6". Still just over an inch below-average but better than last year.

Even though January ended below-average on snowfall we stayed above-average on total precipitation thanks to some rain events.

Now we start the month of February which actually warms a decent amount. On average, the highs go from the low 30s to upper 30s by the end of the month and the lows go from the teens to the mid 20s. February averages almost a foot of snow making it the second snowiest month of the year on average behind January. 

Download the CBS 58 Ready Weather app to see how the weather warms for the first week of the month!

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