Kodiak January 2014

Kodiak in January was warmer than normal wit ha monthly mean of 36.8°F, 6.3°F above the long-term mean. The warmest temperature for the month was a 46°F, which was recorded on the 17th and 23rd. The high on the 17th was a new record, breaking the old high of 45°F reached in 1985 and 1950. On the 20th, the recorded temperature of 45°F set a new daily high record for the day, while on the 25th, the daily record of 43°F was tied. The coldest day of the month was on the 13th, with 18°F recorded.

Precipitation was heavier than normal with 14.30" observed, or 172% of the normal of 8.29". One new precipitation record was set on the 17th with 2.74", breaking the 1.60" record from 2000. Monthly snowfall however was lighter than normal, with only 5.1" inches of snowfall observed, a mere 39% of the expected 13.0". The average wind speed was 10.5 mph, with the greatest gust being 47 mph observed on the 19th, from a northeasterly direction.