WeatherTalk: January was one of the warmest on record
The month was also dry, with very little snowfall
The month of January was the sixth warmest on record for Fargo-Moorhead since 1881, and the fourth warmest in Grand Forks since 1893 . The average January high in Fargo was 26.8 degrees, and the average low was 11.9 degrees for an average daily mean temperature of 19.3, which is 10 degrees above average. There were seven days in January warmer than 32 degrees and only five nights below 0. The coldest temperature was -9 on the 27th. The warmest was 41 on the 14th. Precipitation was 0.37 inches, 0.33 inches below average, and there were just 4.6 inches of snow.
In Grand Forks, the average high was 25 degrees and the average low was 10 degrees for an average daily mean temperature of 17.5, which is 10.1 degrees warmer than average. There were seven days warmer than 32 degrees and only seven nights colder than 0. The coldest temperature was -19 on the 27th. The warmest was 39, which happened three times. Precipitation was 0.28 inches, which is 0.43 inches below average, and there were just 3.5 inches of snow.