Coldest January since 1985

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN

811 PM CST MON FEB 3 2014

 

...COLDEST JANUARY IN NASHVILLE SINCE 1985...AND 15TH COLDEST ON RECORD...

 

THE TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2014 AVERAGED NEAR FREEZING

AT 32.4 DEGREES. THIS IS 5.3 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL. THE AVERAGE HIGH

DURING THE MONTH WAS 43.9 DEGREES AND THE AVERAGE LOW WAS 20.8 DEGREES.

NASHVILLE HAD 25 DAYS WITH LOWS BELOW FREEZING. NASHVILLE HAD 8 DAYS

IN WHICH THE HIGH TEMPERATURE DID NOT REACH THE FREEZING MARK. THERE

WERE SEVEN DAYS WITH LOWS IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND NINE DAYS WITH LOWS

IN THE TEENS. THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE DURING THE MONTH WAS 2 DEGREES

ABOVE ZERO ON THE 7TH AND 29TH. THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE WAS 64 DEGREES

ON THE 26TH.

 

TEN COLDEST JANUARIES AND AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

1977...24.5

1940...24.8

1918...26.4

1978...27.6

1985...27.8

1886...29.4

1948...29.4

1979...29.7

1905...30.3

1884...30.6

 

JANUARY 2014 RANKS AS THE 15TH COLDEST ON RECORD WITH AN AVERAGE

TEMPERATURE OF 32.4 DEGREES. FROM THE TABLE ABOVE ONE CAN SEE

THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL JANUARIES MUCH COLDER THAN 2014.

 

EVEN THOUGH JANUARY 2014 WAS MUCH COLDER THAN NORMAL THERE WERE NO

RECORDS TIED OR SET.

 

RAINFALL TOTALED 2.61 INCHES WHICH IS 1.14 INCHES BELOW NORMAL.

 

SNOWFALL TOTALED 0.4 INCH...BRINGING THE TOTAL FOR THE WINTER

SEASON TO 1.3 INCHES.

 

NO THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRED DURING THE MONTH.

 

THE AVERAGE WIND SPEED WAS 8.5 MILES AN HOUR. THE FASTEST GUST WAS

43 MILES AN HOUR ON THE 5TH.

 

FOG OCCURRED ON 12 DAYS...NONE WITH DENSE FOG.

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BOYD



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