Public Information Statement

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
940 PM CST WED FEB 1 2006


...JANUARY 2006 WAS THE WARMEST IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS....

DECEMBER 2005 WAS ON TRACK TO BECOME ONE OF THE COLDEST ON RECORD...
ACTUALLY ATTAINING TOP TEN STATUS BEFORE MUCH WARMER AIR MOVED IN
FOR THE LAST TEN DAYS OF THE MONTH.  THESE WARMER TEMPERATURES
REMAINED IN PLACE FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JANUARY RESULTING IN THE
WARMEST JANUARY IN MORE THAN TWENTY FIVE YEARS AT BIRMINGHAM
AND MONTGOMERY.


AT BIRMINGHAM...THE AVERAGE HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY IS
52.8 DEGREES.  JANUARY 2006 CAME IN AT 61.2 DEGREES MAKING JANUARY
2006 THE 5TH (TIE WITH 1913) WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD* WITH RESPECT
TO HIGH TEMPERATURES.   THE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF
JANUARY IS 42.6 DEGREES.  JANUARY 2006 CAME IN AT 50.7 DEGREES MAKING
JANUARY 2006 THE 13TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH RESPECT TO THE
MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE.


AT MONTGOMERY...THE AVERAGE HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY IS 57.6
DEGREES.  JANUARY 2006 CAME IN AT 65.3 DEGREES MAKING JANUARY 2006
THE 9TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH RESPECT TO HIGH
TEMPERATURES.  THE MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
IS 46.6 DEGREES.  JANUARY 2006 CAME IN AT 53.1 DEGREES MAKING
JANUARY 2006 THE 16TH WARMEST JANUARY ON RECORD WITH RESPECT TO THE
MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE.  WEATHER RECORDS AT MONTGOMERY DATE ALL THE
WAY BACK TO 1873.

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