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January 2017 was a very warm month across our region, with temperatures running 6 to 8 degrees above normal. All 3 of our official climate stations finished in the Top 10 warmest January’s on record, and the warmest since 2006. Temperatures hit 60 degrees or higher 12 times for the month in Paducah, KY breaking the old record of 11 days set back in 2006 and 1950. It also hit 70 degrees 2 times, which is the most in any January since 1952. The record is 3 days back in 1950. Paducah also broke the January record for most consecutive days staying above 32 degrees, at 17 days from January 10th through 26th. The old January record was 11 straight days set back in 1990. The month ended with 21 days staying above freezing in Paducah, breaking the old January record of 17 set back in 1990. Most of the region saw a drier than normal month, with the exception being over portions of western Kentucky where near to slightly above normal precipitation occurred. Snowfall was below normal, with only one measurable snow event for the whole area. That occurred on January 5th when most areas saw between a dusting and a half inch, but places up along the I-64 corridor saw up to around 2 inches.


January 2017 Review: Precipitation and Temperature Maps
Climate Maps are from the Northeast Regional Climate Center


Monthly Summary
Listings of normals and records for Paducah, Evansville, and Cape Girardeau


Monthly Climate Report: Paducah  |  Evansville


Listing of records for Paducah, Evansville, and Cape Girardaeu

Record Event Reports: Paducah Evansville Cape Girardeau