January 2018 Summary – All Time High and Rain Day Records

The Summary for January 2018

Daily records set this month at the Airport* since 1995 and compared to other stations** for “All Time” since 1900.

ONE new short term high temp records. FOUR new rain records.
TWO All Time records, one high temp, one rain.
No short term low temp records.

  • January 17 high temp 11.2º C: NEW ALL TIME RECORDf
  • January 21 rain 62.1 mm: NEW ALL TIME RECORD
    Previous Record was 
    53.1 mm in 1947 at Port Alberni “City”.
  • January 28 rain 71.9 mm: #1 is 125.0 mm in 1958 at Robertson Creek.

JANUARY 2018  Minimum, Mean, and High Average Temp, Total Precipitation and Highest Wind

Overall City Averages compared to Station of Record Averages

Differences from Normal at Robertson Creek

City +2.5° C, +2.0º C, +2.0º C, +126.7 mm (137.3% of normal)
Official Airport +1.5° C, +1.2º C, +1.0º C, +146.1 mm (143.0% of normal)

Days of Precipitation for JANUARY 2018*

Amount : Normal Days : Days This Month
>= 0.2 mm: 21.6 :  27
>= 5 mm:  13.3 : 19
>= 10 mm: 10.3 : 14
>= 25 mm: 4.9 : 6


* May have used backup Env Canada Data source at WeatherStats.ca

**^^ Missing Data from Airport, Alberniweather broke existing Airport record temperature. Temperature at Alberniweather will be different. Usually Alberniweather underestimates temperatures in summer compared to Airport.

** Short Term means since 1995 at the new AVRA Airport. Airport Records are compared to the 30+ year weather stations of record since 1900 (1895 for rain) at Beaver Creek, Port Alberni "City" and Robertson Creek.  Note that records pre 1950 may be more likely to over-estimate high temperatures.

Comparison to recent months of JANUARY at Alberniweather


January 2006 was not perfectly the same as this past January, but it was close. It had near identical cold and average temperatures but it was a little warmer on the high side. However, it was just as rainy!

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