January 2019 was third warmest on record globally

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Here in western Massachusetts during the month of January, we had a few days with some pretty mild temperatures. On January 1st, it was 53 degrees and on the 24th it made it up to 55 degrees.

Along with the mild temperatures we also had some very wet weather too. On January 24th we picked up almost 2.5 inches of rain and that led to street flooding.

The January 2019 temperature across the globe was 1.58 degrees above the 20th century average of 53.6 degrees. That tied it with January 2007 as the third highest for January in the 140-year record.

January precipitation varied significantly around the world but wetter than average conditions were reported across the eastern United States.

While it’s still too early to know how February 2019 will rank, some people are hoping for warmer weather in March.

“Personally at my age shoveling and things like that and slipping on the ice I’m hoping for a little more warm weather. I’m probably not going to get it probably going to get some snowstorms in March,” said Larry Field of Springfield.

Last year we had some pretty big storms hit us during the month of March.

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