John Wheeler: January was warmer than average and not very snowy
There were many days with fog and few with strong wind.
FARGO — January in the Red River Valley was consistently cold but not frigid, and not at all snowy. There were many days with fog and few with strong wind. The only serious cold came in the last four days. For Fargo, the average high was 17.9 degrees and the average low was 3.5 degrees, for an average daily mean temperature of 10.7 degrees, which is 1.4 degrees warmer than average.
The average high and low in Grand Forks were 16.7 and 3.1 degrees, for an average daily mean temperature of 9.9 degrees, which is 2.3 degrees warmer than average. Snowfall in Fargo was just 2.7 inches with a water content of 0.23 inches. Grand Forks measured 3.9 inches with a water content of 0.20 inches. At the end of the month, average snow depth was 12 inches in Fargo and 13 in Grand Forks.