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A Warm January

By Justin Drabick

As we head into the last few days of January, the monthly temperatures remain well above average. You can blame the lack of cold so far on the La Nina pattern, which is cooler than average equatorial Pacific Ocean water temperatures.

This impacts the overall weather patterns around the globe. For the mid-Atlantic, storms tend to track to our west, which puts the warm side of the storm over the Delaware valley.

So far this month, the average temperature is 4.5 degrees above average. We have had 11 days in the 50s and 2 days in the 60s. Monday will be back to near average with a high in the low 40s, but we will finish off the month on Tuesday in the 50s. As we head into the first week or two of February, there are some signs that some colder air might make an appearance.

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