Weather — January 2019

Historically, the central city, where we live, gets less extreme temperatures than the surrounding areas. Snowfall is often less extreme as well.

At 8:45 am on the 30th, the airport observed a temperature of -24° with a 15 mph wind, which put the wind chill at -50°. The -21.3° at our house is the coldest we’ve observed since we moved here in 2003. And that was broken again on the 31st with -21.5° (-29° at the airport).

Date Day Low
Precipitation (inches)
1/31Thu -21.5°-0.8°Snow 1.0″
Clear and calm early (airport low was -29°). Partly cloudy by 11 am, cloudy after 2 pm. Light snow after 5 pm
1/30Wed -21.3°-9.6°
Clear and very cold. Southwest winds 12-15 mph, becoming west by midday, then diminishing to 7-10 mph after sundown. Very cold at midnight, -18°
1/29Tue -1.5°9.5°
Partly cloudy, cold, and breezy (from the west). Sharply colder late, with brisk southwest winds (temperature at midnight was -12.1°)
1/28Mon 7.2°25.7°Snow 5.5″
Light snow ending between 4 and 5 pm. Winds east early, then northwest after 10 am. High temperature at 11:30 am
1/27Sun -6.3°10.8°Next day
Airport low was -13°. Partly sunny and cold, with calm wind. Southeast winds after 6 pm. Snow beginning around 9:30 pm. Temperature dropped to 2.7° around 6 pm, then rose to 7.2° by midnight.
1/26Sat -11.9°13.1°Snow 0.9″
Airport low was -18°. Mostly cloudy and cold, with light southwest winds. Light snow between 2 and 10 pm
1/25Fri -8.7°5.2°Snow 0.1″
Very cold with southwest winds. Partly cloudy early, becoming cloudy by midday. Light snow in the afternoon
1/24Thu 7.3°27.3°Snow 0.3″
Cloudy, with occasional light snow in the afternoon. Winds calm until mid-morning, then westerly and increasing. Turning sharply colder after 3 pm
1/23Wed 19.9°29.3°Snow 3.1″
Snow ending before 11 am, with light north winds; mix of clouds and sun in the afternoon, with light northwest winds
1/22Tue 15.3°28.4°Fz Rain 0.05″ and Snow 2.2″
Cloudy in the morning, with southerly winds. Freezing drizzle from about noon to 2 pm, then light snow. Winds calm after 3 pm.
1/21Mon -2.2°21.0°
Mostly sunny. Calm before 10 am, then southeast winds
1/20Sun 3.6°13.8°
Sunny and cold, with north winds diminishing after noon
1/19Sat 12.9°21.6°Snow 1.6″
Light snow ending around sunrise; gradually clearing, with brisk north winds
1/18Fri 23.9°26.4°Snow 3.3″ to 10:20 pm
Cloudy with northeast winds. Snow after 2 pm, and turning colder
1/17Thu 25.9°36.9°Snow (trace)
Cloudy, with winds calm to light westerly. Snow flurries during 6 pm hour
1/16Wed 28.9°34.0°
High between midnight and sunrise (afternoon high was 33.1°); low in the morning. Mostly sunny, with light easterly winds
1/15Tue 25.0°33.4°Fz Rain (trace)
Low was Monday evening. Cloudy with southwest winds. Freezing drizzle in evening. Warmer late; high at midnight
1/14Mon 26.2°32.0°
Cloudy with southwest winds
1/13Sun 28.2°32.5°
Cloudy with winds calm to light northeast
1/12Sat 28.8°32.7°Snow 0.5″
Cloudy with east winds; light snow in afternoon
1/11Fri 18.9°31.8°
Becoming cloudy by 11 am; south winds
1/10Thu 15.3°26.8°
Mostly sunny, with light north winds diminishing to calm after 11 am
1/9Wed 19.0°23.0°
Cloudy in the morning, then sunny in the afternoon. Brisk northwest winds
1/8Tue 36.3°44.1°Snow (trace)
Mostly cloudy, with west or northwest winds becoming strong after 11 am (gusts to 37 mph). Sunny between noon and 2 pm, then falling temperatures. Flurries during the 10 pm hour
1/7Mon 37.8°50.9°Rain (N/A)
Rain and strong southerly winds before 1 pm, then cloudy with winds shifting to west
1/6Sun 28.8°39.9°Rain (N/A)
Cloudy with east winds; light rain after 10 pm
1/5Sat 26.8°48.9°
Sunny with light westerly breezes
1/4Fri 29.3°43.5°
Sunny with light westerly breezes
1/3Thu 21.2°37.8°
Sunny. Calm early, then light southwest winds
1/2Wed 21.9°29.3°Snow 0.2″
Early dusting of snow. Cloudy with southwest winds. Fair after 10 pm, with light south breezes
1/1Tue 23.7°25.3°
Cloudy with light north winds