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January 2012 - Report and Summary

The month of January 2012 was much warmer than normal, and saw near normal rainfall.

Compared with January 2011, the month was 9.2 deg. Warmer, and 1.74 inches drier. The thirty-day outlook had called for above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

The month began seasonably cool and dry, with a warm-up commencing on the 6th ahead of a storm system crossing on the 9th. This brought widespread rainfall to the region, with amounts in the one- to three-inch range.

Near to slightly below normal temperatures returned through the 15th, when another warming trend commenced. On most days from the 16th through the 27th, temperatures were above normal.

Another storm system crossed between the 24th and 26th, resulting again in widespread rainfall. Amounts with this one were between one and four inches, with severe weather below a Palestine-Carthage line on the morning of the 25th.

Temperatures cooled between the 26th and 30th, with warming commencing that afternoon ahead of a weak disturbance which brought light showers on the 31st.

The reporting period for temperatures and phenomenon on each day is for the twenty-four hours ending at midnight hours GMT--6 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CDT. The reporting period for precipitation is for the twenty-four hours ending at noon GMT--6 a.m. CST and 7 a.m. CDT. All times are given using the twenty-four hour clock, and are expressed in Greenwich Mean Time.

Observations are from NWS Station 41/9207/4 in Tyler, Texas. The term "normal" refers to averages from the standard climatic period 1971-2000.

January 2012

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January 2012, RECORDS AND SUMMARY:

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