-32 degrees

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Thermometer in the snow shows low temperature

WHAT IS IT? The coldest recorded temperature in Omaha for the month of January. The record temperature was recorded on Jan. 5, 1884, so it’s been quite a long time since temperatures dipped that low.

January in Nebraska is the start of what seems like the long march toward spring. It’s cold. It can be snowy. It’s just… January. The average high for January is 33 degrees, just above freezing. The average snowfall amount is just over six inches.

If you’re trying to think warm thoughts, take comfort in knowing it did reach 69 degrees as a high in January, but that was over 70 years ago in 1944.

Laura King-Homan

About Laura King-Homan

Laura King-Homan is the managing editor of The Wire and a communications specialist at the Omaha Public Power District. She has nearly 20 years of print journalism and design experience, including the Omaha World-Herald.

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