...COLDEST FIRST HALF OF JANUARY ON RECORD...

THE FIRST 15 DAYS OF JANUARY HAVE PROVEN TO BE THE COLDEST ON
RECORD FOR CENTRAL ALABAMA. THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS ARE THE TOP
THREE COLDEST AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (IN FAHRENHEIT) FROM JANUARY
FIRST THROUGH JANUARY FIFTEENTH FOR OUR FOUR CLIMATE SITES.

BIRMINGHAM AREA
   TEMPERATURE      YEAR
1.    29.7          2010*
2.    32.0          1918
3.    32.3          1977

MONTGOMERY AREA
   TEMPERATURE      YEAR
1.    32.4          2010
2.    34.2          1970
3.    38.3          1977

TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL AIRPORT
   TEMPERATURE      YEAR
1.    31.7          2010*
2.    33.8          1970
3.    33.9          1978

ANNISTON REGIONAL AIRPORT
   TEMPERATURE      YEAR
1.    29.6          2010
2.    31.1          1970
3.    34.6          1977

*ONLY YEAR WITH AN AVERAGE TEMPERATURE BELOW FREEZING DURING THE
FIRST HALF OF JANUARY.


OVER THE NEXT WEEK TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO MODERATE CONSIDERABLY
WITH DAYTIME HIGHS 4 TO 6 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND OVERNIGHT LOWS 6
TO 8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. NEVERTHELESS WE ARE LIKELY ON TRACK FOR
ONE OF THE COLDEST JANUARIES ON RECORD.


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