According to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton, temperatures at Sisters averaged warmer than normal during the month of January.
The average temperature was 34.8 degrees, which was 3.1 degrees above normal. High temperatures averaged 44.5 degrees, which was 3.9 degrees above normal. The highest was 56 degrees on January 6. Low temperatures averaged 25.0 degrees, which was 2.2 degrees above normal. The lowest was -1 degrees, on January 15.
There were 27 days with the low temperature below 32 degrees. There was one day when the high temperature stayed below 32 degrees.
Precipitation totaled 2.11 inches during January, which was 0.22 inches above normal. Measurable precipitation — at least .01 inch — was received on 18 days with the heaviest, 0.51 inches reported on January 13.
Since October, the water-year precipitation at Sisters has been 5.82 inches, which is 0.95 inches below normal.
Snowfall totaled six inches with at least one inch of snow reported on one day. The heaviest snowfall was 6.0 inches reported on January 14.
The outlook through February from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center calls for near-normal temperatures and near-normal precipitation. Normal highs for Sisters during February are 44.3 degrees and normal lows are 22.6 degrees. The 30-year normal precipitation is 1.31 inches.