January 2013 was exceptionally cold and wet. It was the 16th coldest January since 1898. The 6th coldest since 1950. It was just Flagstaff, Prescott and Winslow were cold and wet, too.
While 2012 was a warm year by recent standards, the longer term temperature trend doesn’t look as warm and toasty.
The good news is that it looks like February will be warmer than average.