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Outdoor Radio: Is There Such A Thing As A January Thaw?

In the past 125 years, only two Januarys have stayed below freezing for the entire month. Some Vermonters relish a period of warmer temperatures while others lament the melting snow. Is there such a thing as a regular, consistent January thaw?

In this episode of Outdoor Radio, Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra begin inside the Fairbanks Museum and Plantarium in St. Johnsbury to talk with meterologist Mark Breen about whether or not a January thaw exists. Mark Breen has been going through the records of the museum and has made some surprising observations about the temperature patterns during the month of January.

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Outdoor Radio is produced in collaboration with the Vermont Center For Ecostudies.

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