The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Analysis (New Version 2.3) and a Review of 2017 Global Precipitation. The state precipitation rankings for January were as follows: Arkansas (eighteenth wettest), Louisiana (eighteenth wettest), Mississippi (twelfth wettest), Oklahoma (sixth wettest), Tennessee (twenty-fourth wettest), and Texas (thirty-eighth wettest). There were no reports of hail for the month. March 2017, December 2019, and February 2017 were the other months where the global land and ocean surface temperature was above 1.8°F (1.0°C) without an El Niño present in the tropical Pacific … Global average temperatures last month were 2.05 degrees Fahrenheit (1.14 degrees Celsius) above average, slightly higher than in January 2016, the previous record-holder. Low temperatures were also mild, ranking among the 10 warmest on record for January at several sites including Beckley, West Virginia, and Islip, New York. Tornadoes were reported in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio. On January 11, Charleston, West Virginia, reported a high of at least 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) for only the second time on record in the month of January. The westernmost edge of Upper Michigan was well below normal, unlike the areas around it. The anomaly map on the left is a product of a merged land surface temperature (Global Historical Climatology Network, GHCN) and sea surface temperature (ERSST version 5) anomaly analysis. Some locations had departures that were slightly higher. Further north, the January 17-18 storm brought mixed precipitation in addition to blizzard conditions to portions of eastern South Dakota and North Dakota. High & Low Weather Summary for January 2020 Temperature With this reduction, just over 1 percent of the region remained in D2 at the end of the month. J. Daily minimum temperatures fell below 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) across portions of every state, including Florida. In the southern half of California and Nevada, percent of normal precipitation was less than half of normal with some areas in southeastern California and southern Nevada experiencing record-dryness including at McCarren International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada which observed no precipitation during the month and tied for the driest January on record. Fruit and nut crops are in need of additional chill hours. The cold front during the last week of the month affected many vegetable crops in the southern part of the state. January 2020 Weather in Atlanta — Graph °F. Here’s more from NOAA’s January global climate report: Climate by the numbers January 2020. The Northeast had its 10th warmest January since 1895. Another EF-2 tornado with winds of 130 mph (58 m/s) was reported in Kershaw County, SC the same day. See weather overview. The anomaly map on the left is a product of a merged land surface temperature (Global Historical Climatology Network, GHCN) and sea surface temperature (ERSST version 5) anomaly analysis. In the Northern Hemisphere the typical mid-winter rainfall maxima extend to the northeast from the Asian and North American continents, with the anomaly field showing variations from the mean pattern. When (or if) it does fall, the first inch of snow will rank among the ten latest on record for all four sites. More information. This site is now closed. The intensity of the signals these microwave radiometers measure at different microwave frequencies is directly proportional to the temperature of different, deep layers of the atmosphere. All but a small handful of CONUS climate divisions were warmer than average. January 2020 Tennessee State Climate Summary 6 Drought Monitor: Due to the abundant rainfall at the beginning of the month, and in previous months, Tennessee remained clear of any drought conditions during January. Banzon, E. Freeman, J. Lawrimore, W. Liu, T.C. There were 3 long-term stations that observed more than 10 inches (254 mm) of precipitation for January, including Haleyville, AL (1902-2020; 6th wettest January) at 10.85 inches (276 mm), Russellville, AL (1953-2020; 3rd wettest January) at 10.39 inches (264 mm), and Atmore, AL (1940-2020; T-4th wettest January) at 10.21 inches (259 mm). Most of the Ohio River Valley had little or no snow (less than 1 inch or 3 cm) in January compared to the normal of 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 cm). These systems brought an extended period of widespread precipitation to much of the region; however, temperatures remained just warm enough for much of the precipitation to fall as a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain. 9(4), 138; doi:10.3390/atmos9040138. A mobile home, just north of the town of Patrick, was pushed off its supports and partially flipped. January 2020 - Recod Breaking Temperatures January 2020 in New York produced twenty-four above-average readings, with record highs in Central Park (68°), Newark (69°), JFK (68°), Islip (68°), and Bridgeport (69°), breaking records previously set in 2017 and 2018. Jacksonville, FL (1871-2020) only reported 0.18 inches (4.6 mm) of precipitation for the month, which was about 3 inches (76 mm) below normal. Across California and Nevada, below-normal precipitation was observed with the exception of extreme northern portions of both states. During January, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 35.5°F, 5.4°F above the 20th century average, ranking fifth warmest in the 126-year record. Smith, P.W. For more information, please visit NCEI's Global Surface Temperature Anomalies page. The Northeast wrapped up January with 2.88 inches (73.15 mm). Below is a chart featuring daily high temperatures (number value) as well as their departures from normal (blue shading is colder than average, orange is warmer than average) through January for Aberdeen, Watertown and Pierre, in that order. C. The linear warming trend since January, 1979 remains at +0.13 C/decade (+0.11 C/decade over the global-averaged oceans, and +0.18 C/decade over global-averaged land). Peterson, T.M. On January 12, Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; and Bridgeport, Connecticut, had their warmest January day on record with highs of 74 degrees F (23 degrees C), 70 degrees F (21 degrees C), and 69 degrees F (21 degrees C), respectively. : +0.58 C (+1.04°F) above seasonal average Notes on data released February 3, 2020 (v6.0) For the large-scale, area-averaged temperatures, January 2020 was essentially a repeat of December 2019 and globally, tied January 2016 for the warmest January in the 42 Januaries in the satellite record at +0.56 °C (+1.01 °F). On January 12, Boston, Massachusetts; Bridgeport, Connecticut; and Providence, Rhode Island, had their warmest January day on record. Cooler temperatures just after the middle of the month were more than offset by very warm conditions in the first half of the month and warm conditions to end the month. February Temperatures going into February are expected to be well below average for a large swath of the Midwest and Plains. Bars and Restaurants. The average for January 2020 alone is about 1.4°C above the level. The "official" Adelaide site is at West Terrace / ngayirdapira. Averaged over the entire historical record (1895-2020), January temperature has increased by 0.2 degrees F per decade, but in reality, virtually all of that change has come in the past … al, 2017: Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature version 5 (ERSSTv5), Upgrades, validations, and intercomparisons. Although the month was mild, it was not one for the record books. Abnormally dry conditions (D0) expanded to include portions of northwestern Kansas, northeastern Colorado, southwestern Nebraska, and northern Wyoming. Numerous other sites such as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Albany, New York; and Wilmington, Delaware, had one of their top 10 warmest January days on record. Severe drought classifications were still present in central and southern Texas as well as extreme western Oklahoma, while new areas developed in southern, southeastern, and eastern Texas. Average Weather in January in Baltimore Maryland, United States. Early blossoming blueberry varieties could potentially suffer crop loss. If you're staying in Puerto del Carmen, making a reservation at My Kitchen Julius is an absolute must. The region with the highest precipitation was Western Australia, receiving 59% above average precipitation for January. With the exception of one month of the five colder-than-average Januarys, the average January temperature from 1991-2020 was recorded just above freezing at 32.35 degrees F. Alaska was also an exception, with cooler-than-average temperatures across most of the state. There was an increase in the overall area experiencing abnormally dry conditions despite improvement across northern Texas, southwestern and extreme western Oklahoma, and central Arkansas. Strawberry growers in Florida indicated higher than normal fungal disease pressure due to the warmer temperatures this month, and were in need of drier, cooler weather. At the end of the month, plains snowpack was present across eastern portions of the region, as well as southwestern Kansas. Temperatures were much above average across the Southeast and Puerto Rico for the month of January. However, severe drought conditions were removed in southwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Arkansas. On the windward side of the Big Island, the observing station, Hilo 5 S, reported 27.09 in (688 mm – 214% of normal) while the USGS rain gauge at the Saddle Road Quarry logged a monthly total of 56.41 in (1432.8 mm – 539% of normal). As of February 6, there were 3,731 warm daily high (1,381) and low (2,350) temperature records tied or broken during January. SWE varied from a trace to about 6.0 inches (25 mm). Taking a closer look at the month, January started relatively quiet for much of the region, but became more active during the middle and end. Australia, as a whole, had 12% above average January precipitation. January temperatures have warmed significantly in the past 30 years. Juncos, PR (1931-2020) observed its warmest January for average monthly minimum temperature at 68.1 degrees F (20.1 degrees C). In contrast, the coldest weather of the month occurred on January 21st – 22nd, as a continental high pressure system ushered in unseasonably cold air from the northwest. Florida ranked warmest on record for the first four months of the year with 12 additional states from the Deep South to New England experiencing a top-five warmest January-April period.. About 9 of these tornadoes were associated with a line of thunderstorms that developed ahead of a cold front, which moved into west central Alabama on January 11th. With planting season around the corner, there are many concerns across the region. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for January, 2020 was +0.56 deg. Strong winds associated with the front knocked off vegetable blossoms and eroded yield potential. In contrast, parts of central, northern, and eastern Texas; northern and central Louisiana, central and northern Mississippi, southern, central, and eastern Tennessee, and most of Oklahoma and Arkansas received 150 percent or more of normal precipitation. Large hail was also reported on the 10th in Missouri and a lone report of large hail on the 13th came from Kentucky. Temperature anomalies and percentiles are shown on the gridded maps below. According to Noaa, the average global land and ocean surface temperature last month was 2.05F (or 1.14C) above the 20th-century average. At the end of January, drought conditions both improved and deteriorated across the Southern Region. Precipitation was above normal across most of the Pacific Northwest, northern Great Basin, and portions of the northern Rockies of western Montana, and northwestern Wyoming. Basins in western Wyoming that had below-normal snowpack in December improved, with only one basin in the state with SWE below 90 percent. In north-central Colorado, Ft. Collins and Greeley both experienced their second-driest January on record. Over tropical oceans, this is also the case in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, while across the Pacific the ITCZ hovers near the Equator, with a strong extension to the southeast into the Southern Hemisphere as part of the SPCZ. Global Precipitation: Means, Variations and Trends During the Satellite Era (1979-2014). At the opposite end of the region, northern Maine saw mixed precipitation, with Caribou having its eighth snowiest January day on January 12. Gleason, J. J Rennie, and J. H. Lawrimore, 2018: The Global Historical Climatology Network Monthly Temperature Dataset, Version 4. Despite the decline in the Sierra Nevada snowpack by the end of January, California’s major reservoirs remained at normal to above-normal levels as compared to historical averages. Rainfall during the last week of the month allowed for minor improvements. None of the stations reported below average mean temperatures for the month. As of late January, around 12 percent of the High Plains was in drought. On January 28, 2020, an EF-0 tornado was reported near Ross, Texas. There were 372 severe weather reports across the Southeast during January, which is over 600 percent of the median monthly frequency of 56 reports during 2000-2018. For the Pacific feature positive precipitation above the mean is evident at the western edge of the feature in China, extending to the east over the water through southern Japan. In the Pacific Northwest, a series of atmospheric rivers (AR) impacted Oregon and Washington during the month bringing a mix of heavy rain and some snow to the lowlands as well as heavy snowfall to the higher elevations of the Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range. This alignment is a flip-flop from last month. Part I: Upgrades and Intercomparisons. Australia, which has suffered an extended drought and one of the worst wildfire seasons in their history has gotten some relief in January as the monsoon has arrived. Further north across North Dakota and South Dakota, slightly colder air allowed for more of the precipitation to fall as snow, which led to higher snow totals and travel disruptions from blowing and drifting snow. There continues to be a pocket of moderate drought (D1), ringed by an area of dry conditions (D0), in the Panhandle of Florida. Tropics. Temperature departures in the range of 2.0-4.0 degrees F (1.1-2.2 degrees C) above normal were widespread across much of the region. This January ranked as the sixth driest on record for Rhode Island, the 10th driest for Massachusetts, and the 17th driest for Connecticut. Overall, this meant New Zealand’s January temperature ended near average; the nationwide average temperature in January 2020 was 17.2°C. 03-01-2020 68°F to 83°F. Ultimately, several locations across the region ranked in the top 20 wettest Januarys on record, but few ranked in the top 10. As a result, Charlotte, NC (1878-2020) continues its record of reporting at least a trace of snow every winter season since 1878. These rainfall excesses over the ocean extend inland into eastern Africa and are tending to continue the flooding evident over the last few months. Daily high temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 45°F to 43°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 60°F. Average temperatures were a few degrees above normal across most of the island chain with notable departures on the windward side Big Island and on Kauai where Hilo had its warmest January on record and Lihue had its third warmest. This is a list of cities by average temperature (monthly and yearly). On January 13th, a microburst in Sampson County, NC damaged a school. One of these locations was Scottsbluff, Nebraska, which recorded a high temperature of 57.0 degrees F (13.9 degrees C) on January 4th. Above-normal precipitation occurred across eastern and southern portions of the region, where totals were in excess of 200 percent of normal, with isolated areas up to 400 percent of normal. In contrast, unusual dryness was found across the East Coast of Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and most of Florida, where the precipitation values ranged from 90 to less than 50 percent of normal. High temperatures ranged from 50 to 80 degrees F (10 to 27 degrees C) in many areas. It is provided courtesy of the GPCP Principal Investigator team at the University of Maryland. January precipitation was generally drier than normal across parts of Alaska, the southwestern contiguous U.S., central and western Europe, New Zealand, and parts of eastern Asia. Some of the greatest amounts were in southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware where some roads were flooded. The average temperature in August 2020 reached more than 17 degrees Celsius in the UK. There were 14 confirmed tornadoes reported for the month (5 EF-0, 6 EF-1, and 3 EF-2), more than double the monthly average of 6. Site January 2020 Avg Temp January 2020 Difference from Normal Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature Indianapolis 35.0 +6.9 64 on 11 9 on 19 Lafayette 33.3 +6.8 60 on 11 5 on 19 Muncie 36.0 +9.5 65 on 11 9 on 19 Southwest Europe has a precipitation deficit this month, while to the northeast, over Scandinavia and east over northern Europe there is a moderate precipitation excess. See Hour-by-hour Forecast for upcoming weather. A wind gust of 79 mph (127.14 kph) was reported near Wears Valley, Tennessee, while a wind gust of 71 mph (114.26 kph) was reported near Mandeville, Louisiana. On January 11, 2020, there were an estimated 140 storm reports across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. There were, however, a few cooler spots in the High Plains during the month of January. Here is the day by day recorded weather in Orlando in january 2020: 01-01-2020 56°F to 68°F. The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued its climate summary for January of 2020 as well as an outlook for February. These six regions differ spatially from the nine climatic regions of the National Centers for Environmental Information. Severe storms, flooding and winter weather - January 10th and 11th, 2020 Hay supplies were short in many areas of Georgia due to drought conditions last fall. A large portion of the Midwest snow that fell came in just two storm systems. Further to the east this midlatitude storm track has mostly negative anomalies. Orlando in january: average Weather, Temperature and Climate. The first inch of snow typically falls in late December in Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, Delaware; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in early January in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Surveys in Geophysics 38: 679-699, doi:10.1007/s10712-017-9416-4, Adler, R., M. Sapiano, G. Huffman, J. Wang, G. Gu, D. Bolvin, L. Chiu, U. Schneider, A. Becker, E. Nelkin, P. Xie, R. Ferraro, D. Shin, 2018. Lake Erie, which averages just over 50 percent ice coverage at the end of January, was only 0.4 percent frozen on January 31. On January 2nd, a slow-moving low pressure system produced over 3 inches (76 mm) of rainfall across portions of Alabama. Every state reported tornadoes, three states (Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas) had at least 1 hail report, and every state had at least 1 wind report. Minimum temperatures ranked as the 4th warmest for the region with statewide rankings ranging from 3rd (Michigan) to 14th warmest (Minnesota) in the nine Midwest states. With mild temperatures in December and January, the first inch of snow had not arrived at these sites as of January 31, around a month late. The past month brought above-normal precipitation to much of the southern and eastern portions of the High Plains, with more variable precipitation across the remainder of the region. A positive SST anomaly off the southwest coast of Africa is also associated with excess rainfall over that ocean area and extending onto the coastal countries. The monthly average low temperature of 28.3° in Indianapolis, was the warmest January average minimum temperature since 2006. Overall drought conditions have not changed for the month of January, with no areas of severe drought (D2). It was another mild month for the High Plains region. This restaurant aims to cater for all taste buds and offers an eclectic menu made up of a wealth of international dishes from fresh lemon sole and fillet steaks to vegetarian four-cheese pasta and roast lamb.