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St. Louis Recap: Coldest January of the 21st Century

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - So as a bone-chilling January finally draws to a close, we can rest assured that it set a record. Right?

Well, not according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jon Carney, who said “we’re not even remotely close” to a record.

He explained that when you look at the average temperature for the entire month, it worked out to 27.2 degrees Fahrenheit — or just the 33rd coldest St. Louis January on record.

“There was several days we had temperatures in the forties and fifties,” Carney said before giving several examples.

On January 13th, he said the National Weather Service record a high temperature of 59 degrees and on the 26th a high of 60 degrees.

But for all of us who are eagerly looking for bragging rights — Carney said we have just live through the coldest January of the 21st century.

By the way, the coldest January was set back in 1940 when the average temperature was just 14 degrees.

Snowfall Totals

As far as snowfall, St. Louis saw some near-record amounts.

Carney said 15.8 inches of snow fell this January, so far, bringing it to the 6th highest on record. For the season Carney said St. Louis has seen 21.4 inches of snow.

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