There have been some big time cold shots this winter, but for the most part the season has been riled by this guy…
Other than a few below “normal” afternoons, warmth was the story for January. Multiple days were in the 50s and 60s with a few days jumping into the 70s.
We did have that “bigger” snow storm in the mix early in the month, but we finished about one inch below normal in the snowfall department. In terms of the temperature Roanoke finished just outside of the top ten when talking about the warmest January’s on record. In Blacksburg we did manage to sneak into the top ten.
Here is the breakdown for the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport!
So where has the cold been? Hanging out with Santa Claus way up near the Arctic Circle! While it will get colder this weekend, it may take a week or so for a chunk of that Arctic air to head in this direction.
Looking ahead to February we can still see cold and snow (obviously) as it is climatologically speaking our snowiest month, however we do start to see some improvements. Here are the climate stats for February. Note the daylight!