Average Weather in January in Coalinga California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 57°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 69°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 37°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 48°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Coalinga typically range from 61°F to 96°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 57°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in January
The month of January in Coalinga experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 46% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on February 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Coalinga, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 21% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on August 1.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Coalinga is essentially constant, remaining about 2.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.7 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Coalinga, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 39 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 18 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 3 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 24 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Coalinga is 7:12 AM on January 6 and the earliest sunrise is 10 minutes earlier at 7:02 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:57 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 5:27 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Coalinga during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:44 AM and sets 14 hours, 37 minutes later, at 8:21 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:08 AM and sets 9 hours, 42 minutes later, at 4:50 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Coalinga is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on September 14, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
The average hourly wind speed in Coalinga is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.8 miles per hour, while on January 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 5.6 miles per hour on January 13.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Coalinga is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Coalinga is essentially constant during January, remaining around 56°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in January
The growing season in Coalinga typically lasts for 9.0 months (271 days), from around February 23 to around November 22, rarely starting before January 19 or after April 1, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 16.
The month of January in Coalinga is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of 4% on January 3.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Coalinga are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 64°F, from 0°F to 64°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Coalinga is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.6 kWh to 3.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Coalinga are 36.140 deg latitude, -120.360 deg longitude, and 712 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Coalinga contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 697 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,465 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,085 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Coalinga is covered by grassland (57%) and shrubs (25%), within 10 miles by grassland (68%) and shrubs (20%), and within 50 miles by grassland (43%) and cropland (39%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Coalinga year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Coalinga.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Coalinga according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Coalinga is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Coalinga and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lemoore Naval Air Station (Reeves Field) (47%, 43 kilometers, northeast); Paso Robles Municipal Airport (33%, 58 kilometers, southwest); Salinas Municipal Airport (10%, 126 kilometers, northwest); and Hollister Municipal Airport (10%, 127 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .