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January weather sets two records in region

The weather in the region has definitely been all over the map so far in 2018.

We started in year in the middle of an Arctic cold blast, which saw most of us waking up to temperatures in the high -20s.

But then less than two weeks later, the snow was melting and we were seeing mild weather that was teasing us with spring like conditions.

We set two new weather records in the Quinte region on January 12th.

The temperature, as measured at CFB Trenton, topped out at 11.1 degrees Celsius.

The previous high temperature record for a January 12 was 10.7 degrees, set in 2013.

And, we have a new total precipitation record. The rainfall total on the 12th was 15.4 mm while we received 7 cm of snow for a total of 22.4 mm.

That was a higher precipitation total than the record of 18.9 mm that was set in 2012.

Before the end of the month we were being told another Arctic blast would greet us in February dropping the temps back down to the -20s again but nothing quite like we saw over the holidays.

Just to remind us that yes it’s still winter and we do live in Canada.



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