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Juneau January 2014


Juneau's mean temperature for January was 36.6°F or 8.3°F above the long-term mean, and the second warmest since 1944. The warmest temperature for the month was 50°F occurring on the 18th. Three daily max temperature records were broken, on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. The average daily low of 33.5°F is the warmest on record. The coldest temperature for the month was at the end of the month on the 30th and 31st, with 27°F observed.

Precipitation for January was heavier than normal, with 10.15" observed, or nearly double (190%) of the normal amount of 5.35". This is a new record total for January, just breaking the old record of 10.13" set in 1985". Two daily precipitation records were broken, one on the 14th, and another on the 22nd. However, snowfall was light, with only 4.7" measured, a mere 17% of the normal amount of 27.7". The average wind speed was 7.7 mph, with the highest gust being 52 mph, recorded on the 14th from a westerly direction.