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Weather wrap-up: January 2019

By Jack Daseler
For The Taos News
Posted 2/7/19

The month was colder and much wetter than usual.

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Weather wrap-up: January 2019

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The month was colder and much wetter than usual.

Precipitation in the Taos valley totaled 1.31 inches for the month, which was nearly twice as much as the average January. It was about the 15th wettest January since records began in the Taos region in the late 1890s. The two main snowstorms occurred on Jan. 1st and Jan. 11th, with a total of 20 inches of snow piling up for the month.

The last nine days of the month were dry with some needed sunshine.

It was colder than average for the month with an average temperature of 23 degrees, which was about 2.3 degrees below average. The coldest period was the first four days of the month, with a high of just 18 degrees on Jan. 2, and a monthly low of minus 11 degrees on Jan. 3. The warmest high was 46 degrees on Jan. 21.

Jack Daseler is a retired meteorologist living in the Taos area. He contributes weather summaries once a month.

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