It was a record for balmy January

The National Weather Service says last month was the warmest January on record in Seattle, an average of 47 degrees.

That was about a half-degree warmer than the old record set in 2006. Seattle records go back to 1891.

Forecasters say the average daily high at Sea-Tac Airport was nearly 52 degrees, about 6 degrees above normal. The average low was the month was about 43, about 7 degrees above normal.

Olympia had its second-warmest January, averaging nearly 44 degrees.

Bellingham had its warmest January on record, averaging 45 degrees.