January Weather Summary

Pic. is the Muskegon Beach (from NOAA Coastwatch) showing a sliver of partly cloudy on the western horizon.  January was warmer, cloudier and wetter than average.  The month ended 4.7 deg. warmer than average in G.R., inc. a record-tying 61 deg. on the 21st.  We had only 8 days that were cooler than average.  We also have a remarkable 10 day stretch from the 17th thru the 26th when the temperature never got below freezing.  With Dec. being 1.7 deg. cooler than avg., that means the winter (Dec. thru Feb.) so far is 1.5 deg. warmer than average.  Precipitation (rain…