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Public Information Statement
Statement as of 3:20 PM CST on February 1, 2015

...Waco climate narrative for January 2015...

The first half of January was among the coldest on record for Waco. The month began with 3 days of chilly rain. On January 8...the temperature fell into the teens at Waco Regional Airport for the first time this winter. Sleet was observed in Waco the following day (january 9)...the first wintry precipitation of the season.

On January 17...Waco reached 70 degrees for the first time in 2015. During the final 16 days of the month...there were 11 days with highs in the 60s or warmer...including 80 degrees on January 28.

The average temperature during the last 2 weeks of January was 13.5 degrees warmer than the average temperature for the first 2 weeks of the month. The mean temperature for the month as a whole was 2.8 degrees below normal.

The January precipitation total at Waco Regional Airport was more than an inch above normal...but the tally for the winter season so far (december 1 to January 31) is below normal.

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Precipitation January Oct 2010 - Jan 2015 2015 departure departure percent

Waco 3.48 +1.36 -16.11 89 dfw Airport 3.62 +1.49 -39.98 74

Dallas Love Field 4.37 +2.31 -37.29 77 Fort Worth Meacham 3.83 +2.09 -45.53 71 Dallas executive 4.27 +1.68 -51.73 70 Fort Worth Alliance 3.47 +1.62 -45.78 72 Arlington 3.44 +1.39 -45.74 72

Denton 3.40 +1.48 -49.60 70 McKinney 3.54 +1.00 -53.94 69 Terrell 3.54 +0.77 -48.58 73 Corsicana 3.19 +0.41 -32.07 82 Mineral Wells 2.98 +1.53 -35.76 74

Departure = difference from normal precipitation percent = percent of normal precipitation (normal values are based on data 1981-2010.)

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