January was very cold and very snowy in Hannibal.

According to the Hannibal Filter Plant, we got 4.35 inches of measurable precipitation last month, about two-and-a-half inches more than the average January.

The big days for precip were the 11th and 12th when 13.4 inches of snow fell, with another two inches of snow coming on the 20th.

Bitter cold settled in late in the month, with low temperatures falling to minus 12 on the 29th and minus 14 on the 30th, both breaking records that had stood since 1965.

In fact, there were ten days in January when the day’s low fell into single digits or below zero.