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Warmest January for D.C.? Not even in the Top 10! (List)

January 31, 2012 - 03:07 PM
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Did we crack the top ten for warmest January's in 2012? Find out here. Shouldn't our bikes look like that?

I know you love the picture to the left so I had to include it. If only!?! Our team has gone over the numbers today, interested to see exactly how warm this January has been in the large scheme of things. In 141 years of data, going back to 1871, it appears this January ranks as the 18th warmest winter. Not only are we 5 degrees above normal for the month but we have hit the 60 degree mark 6 times (Something that hasn't happened since 2007, also tied for 18th on the list.) Ok, everyone likes to see the Top 10, so here's 18 instead!

Top Warmest January's

Can anyone imagine what 1950 must've been like? The average temperature was 7 DEGREES WARMER than this month! I also thought it was interesting to note that 9 out of the top 14 warmest January's occurred in 1950 or earlier. Though on the other side of that spectrum, 4 of the past 10 years have been included in that list as well.

Bob wanted to add that so far this winter, Reagan National would be sitting at it's 4th warmest winter on record with December and January in the books. I guess we will just have to wait and see what February brings us! 

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