Second Warmest Start to January in the Twin Cities: January 1-10, 2012

The balmy winter of 2011-12 keeps marching on.

January 1-10, 2012 was one of the warmest first ten days of January on record for the Twin Cities going back to 1873. Fom January 1 to the 10th, the average temperature for the Twin Cities was 31.0 degrees falling just behind January 1-10, 1880 with 31.2 degrees. It is interesting to note that four of the past ten warmest starts to January happened since 2000.

The average temperature for January 1-10 is about 15 degrees, so through the 10th the Twin Cities was 15.3 degrees above normal.

January 10 continued the streak of at or above normal temperatures in the Twin Cities. The last time the average temperature was below normal was back on December 10, 2011.


Twin Cities Warmest January 1-10
Temperatures in Degrees F

Rank   Avg T  Jan 1-10
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  1    31.2    1880
  2    31.0    2012
  3    29.9    1992
  4    29.2    2007
       29.2    2006
  6    27.8    1889
  7    27.6    1987
  8    26.9    2003
       26.9    1939
 10    26.5    1933