After the coldest December in five years, Washington is experiencing a warm January. Temperatures are expected to be about 2.5 to 5.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation will probably end up below average. The second half of January may see more of a volatile weather pattern. In 2022, Washington had a very average year lacking in extremes.
The average temperature of 59.5 degrees was 0.2 degrees warmer than the recent 30-year average. On Dec. 1, our outlook for the month ahead called for temperatures 2 to 4 degrees below normal.