The USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station in Grand Rapids has released weather statistics for January 2014.

The average high for the month was 10.6 degrees and the average low was -11.9 with an overall average temperature of -0.7 degrees.

The 39 degree reading on the 12th was the months highest and the -32 degree reading on the 2nd was the months lowest.

The record high temperature for January was 51 degrees above zero recorded in 1942, 1973 & 1981 and the record low temperature was -51 recorded in 1927.

The warmest January on record was in 2006 with an average temperature of 24.5 degrees. The coldest was in 1929 with an average temperature of -8.0 degrees.

We received 10.9 inches of snow last month.