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January 2013 Weather Stats for Grand Rapids, Michigan


The weather during the month of January was much warmer and wetter than usual with less snowfall than average.

Temperatures during January averaged 28.0°F, 3.6°F above average but 1.7°F colder than last year (29.7°F).  Twenty days were warmer than usual, nine were colder, and two were considered average.  The highest temperature occurred on January 29 with 58°F while the lowest temperature occurred on January 22 with -2°F.

Precipitation was well-above average last month measuring 4.01", 1.92" more than usual and 0.81" more than last year (3.20").  There were sixteen days with measurable precipitation, which is exactly average (16).

Snowfall totaled 17.0" for January, 3.8" less than usual and 10.0" less than last year (27.0").

There was 24.9% of the possible sunshine last month, 0.1% less than usual and 6.1% less than last year (24.7%).  There were no clear days - three less than average (3), twelve partly cloudy days - seven more than usual (5), and nineteen cloudy days - four fewer than average (23).

A thunderstorm was reported on January 29.

Daily temperature records: A high of 57°F on January 12 broke the previous record of 55°F set in 2005.

A record high minimum of 37°F on January 11 broke the previous record of 35°F set in 2006.

Daily precipitation records: 1.25" of rain on January 29 broke the previous record of 0.94" set in 2006.

Daily wind records: A peak wind from the west at 52 mph on January 20 broke the previous record of 45 mph from the west set in 1907.

Daily barometric pressure records: A low barometric pressure reading of 29.10" on January 30 broke the previous record of 29.51" set in 1931.


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