It was a very cold start to the month of January in Okarche. Warmer temperatures arrived during the last part of the month and the average temperature was only 0.2 of a degree below average, at 36.7 degrees.
Dry weather continued and only 0.07 of an inch of rain fell which was just 6 percent of average. For the first time in 26 years of record, no snow fell during the month.
A record 18 days saw wind speeds reach 30 mph and a 57 mph wind gust on the 22nd was the highest ever recorded in January.