I know you might think this month has been below our normal temperature value for January...but what do the numbers show? (drum roll please) ....My calculations are in..and... we are Average! Yes, for the first 21 days of the month we are right on our normal numbers for this time of year. Our average high temp so far is 59.8. Our average low temp so far this year 38.0. Give or take a degree with your exact location, but those values are right on the average for us here in Hattiesburg/Laurel. The overlooked story to back up these results prove we have been either way above or way below our normal, which gives us a value on the average.
On the national weather news, NWS just came out with some totals for last year. Results show 2008's national temperature was near normal for the first time since 1997. December 2008 was below normal for a majority of the country except for a few states including Mississippi. The magnolia state was slightly above normal for December. Take it or leave it, but that's a look at some climatology. -firstname.lastname@example.org