31 January in Weather History



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Statistics

Average temperature
The average temperature on this day is 39.71 °F.
Maximum temperature
The maximum measured temperature on this day was 70.2 °F in 2016 at 20.32.
Minimum temperature
The minimum measured temperature on this day was 18.7 °F in 2018 at 06.36.
Average humidity
The average humidity on this day is 68.42 %.
Maximum humidity
The maximum measured humidity on this day was 98 %.
Minimum humidity
The minimum measured humidity on this day was 29 % in 2017 at 16.14.
Maximum pressure
The maximum measured pressure on this day was 30.49 inhg in 2019 at 10.04.
Minimum pressure
The minimum measured pressure on this day was 29.78 inhg in 2021 at 23.00.
Average wind speed
The average wind speed on this day is 0.46 mph.
Maximum wind speed
The maximum measured wind speed on this day was 8.3 mph in 2016 at 18.42.
Average wind gust
The average wind speed on this day is 1.09 mph.
Maximum wind gust
The maximum measured wind gust on this day was 17.9 mph in 2017 at 12.54.
Maximum precipitation
The maximum daily precipitation measured on this day was 1.36 in in 2016.


US Weather Events

US Weather Events

1911 112 yrs ago
Tamarack, CA, was without snow the first eight days of the month, but by the end of January had been buried under 390 inches of snow, a record monthly total for the U.S. (The Weather Channel)
1949 74 yrs ago
The temperature at San Antonio, TX, plunged to a record low of one degree below zero. Helena MT reached 42 degrees below zero. (David Ludlum)
1966 57 yrs ago
A blizzard struck the northeastern U.S. When the storm came to an end, twenty inches of snow covered the ground at Washington D.C. (David Ludlum)
1982 41 yrs ago
A snowstorm struck Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. Twenty-five inches of snow at Greenville IL, located east of Saint Louis, paralyzed the community. The storm left 4000 motorists stranded for two days. (David Ludlum)
1987 36 yrs ago
A storm in the Pacific Northwest produced wind gusts to 85 mph in Oregon, and nearly two inches of rain in twelve hours in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. Ten inches of snow at Stampede Pass WA brought their total snow cover to 84 inches. (National Weather Summary)
1988 35 yrs ago
Thirty-one cities in the central and northeastern U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date, with many occurring during the early morning hours. Temperatures in western New York State reached the 60s early in the day. Strong northerly winds in the north central U.S. produced wind chill readings as cold as 60 degrees below zero in North Dakota. (National Weather Summary)
1989 34 yrs ago
The barometric pressure at Norway, AK, reached 31.85 inches (1078.4 mb) establishing an all-time record for the North American Continent. The temperature at the time of the record was about 46 degrees below zero (The Weather Channel). Severe arctic cold began to invade the north central U.S. The temperature at Great Falls MT plunged 85 degrees in 36 hours. Valentine NE plummeted from a record high of 70 degrees to zero in just nine hours. Northwest winds gusted to 86 mph at Lander WY, and wind chill readings of 80 degrees below zero were reported in Montana. Sixty-four cities in the central U.S. reported record highs for the date as readings reached the 60s in Michigan and the 80s in Kansas. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990 33 yrs ago
High winds in Montana on the 28th, gusting to 77 mph at Judith Gap, were followed by three days of snow. Heavy snow fell over northwest Montana, with up to 24 inches reported in the mountains. An avalanche covered the road near Essex with six feet of snow. Snow and high winds also plagued parts of the southwestern U.S. Winds gusted to 54 mph at Show Low AZ, and Flagstaff AZ was blanketed with eight inches of snow. (National Weather Summary)
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Deadly earthquakes

Deadly earthquakes

1906-01-31 15.36 UTC 117 yrs ago
Ecuador (map) , 0 km deep Magnitude: 8.8 UK
Secondary effectstsunami
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)1000
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)400

1917-01-31 03.39 UTC 106 yrs ago
Philippines (map) Magnitude: 6.4 UK
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)7

1991-01-31 23.03 UTC 32 yrs ago
Afghanistan (map) , 142 km deep Magnitude: 6.8
Secondary effectslandslide
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Utsu catalog)703
Total deaths resulting from an earthquake (Emergency Events Database)3

1993-01-31 19.33 UTC 30 yrs ago
China (map) , 25 km deep Magnitude: 4.7
Deaths resulting from earthquake shaking2
Total fatalities resulting from earthquake shaking and secondary effects2



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