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Weather History For Sunday, January 20, 2019



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January 20, 1937 - The wettest Inaugural Day of record with 1.77 inches of rain in 24 hours. Temperatures were only in the 30s as Franklin D. Roosevelt was sworm in for his second term. (David Ludlum)
January 20, 1943 - Strange vertical antics took place in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While the temperature at Deadwood was a frigid 16 degrees below zero, the town of Lead, just a mile and a half away, but 600 feet higher in elevation, reported a balmy 52 degree reading. (David Ludlum)
January 20, 1954 - The temperature at Rogers Pass, MT, plunged to 70 degrees below zero to establish a new record for the continental U.S. (David Ludlum)
January 20, 1978 - A paralyzing "Nor'easter" produced a record 21 inches of snow at Boston, 15 to 20 inches in Rhode Island, and one to two feet of snow in Pennsylvania. Winds along the coast of Connecticut gusted to 70 mph. (David Ludlum)
January 20, 1987 - Gale force winds lingered along the northern Atlantic coast in the wake of a holiday weekend storm. High winds along the eastern slopes of the Northern Rockies gusted to 67 mph at Livingston MT, and high winds in southern California gusted to 70 mph near San Bernardino. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
January 20, 1988 - A storm in the Upper Midwest produced heavy snow and gale force winds. Up to 27.5 inches of snow was reported along the Lake Superior shoreline of Michigan, with 22 inches at Marquette. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
January 20, 1989 - The temperature in the Washington D.C. area warmed into the lower 50s for the Presidential Inauguration during the late morning hours, before gusty northwest winds ushered in colder air that afternoon. (National Weather Summary)
January 20, 1990 - While heavy thunderstorm rains drenched the Central Gulf Coast States, with 4.23 inches reported at Centreville AL in 24 hours, unseasonably warm weather continued across Florida. Five cities in Florida reported record high temperatures for the date. Tampa FL equalled their record high for January of 85 degrees. (National Weather Summary)
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Weather Averages for Foresthill, CA.



Latitude: 38°55’N, Longitude: 120°47’W, Elevation: 3000.0 ft
  Unit Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temperature
over 51 years
°F 57 43 43 46 53 59 66 73 73 69 60 48 43
Average high temperature
over 51 years
°F 68 52 53 58 64 71 80 88 89 83 73 59 52
Average low temperature
over 51 years
°F 45 34 34 37 41 46 53 60 60 55 48 39 34
Average precipitation
over 51 years
in 52.8 10.4 7.8 7.8 4.3 1.8 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.8 2.8 7.1 8.9
Average snowfall
over 51 years
in 18.7 6.3 3.6 3.6 1.4 0.1 - - - - - 0.6 3.1
Average snow cover
over 51 years
in - 1.0 1.0 - - - - - - - - - -
Heating degree days
over 30 years
days 4003 691 563 574 441 222 68 8 10 57 216 483 670
Cooling degree days
over 30 years
days 1036 - - - 24 36 140 300 292 174 70 - -

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