While there was a chill in the air on Thursday morning, Jan. 31, it didn't come close to the all-time record low for January which featured a wind chill of -34.4 on Feb. 14, 2016. If you're keeping track, there were only five snow days in January. Not bad.

However, if you already have thoughts of Spring, it isn't that far away. The Spring Equinox makes its 2020 debut at 11:50 p.m. on March 19. At the Mount Washington Observatory atop the 6,288-foot peak it was on the mild side at 14.4 degrees at 9 a.m.

As of Wednesday morning, Feb. 5, there has been no snow or rain for 9 days. A mix of both is expected during the night on Wednesday and into Thursday morning with 3-5 inches of snow predicted. according to the weatherman. Much of the snow that once covered the ground has disappeared. It sure did on the Newport Common and there is no ice for skating.

Date High Low Precis.

Jan. 29 32 15 0.00

Jan. 30 30 6 0.00

Jan. 31 35 11 0.00

Feb. 1 37 30 0.00

Feb. 2 36 30 0.00

Feb. 3 41 23 0.00

Feb. 4 41 26 0.00

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