Average Weather in January in Cedar Ridge California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 48°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 59°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 33°F, rarely falling below 24°F or exceeding 42°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cedar Ridge typically range from 58°F to 86°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 48°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 Cedar Ridge experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 53% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cedar Ridge, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 27% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 6.
Over the course of January in Cedar Ridge, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 24% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Cedar Ridge is essentially constant, remaining about 4.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 9.4 inches or falling below 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during January in Cedar Ridge is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Cedar Ridge, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 42 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 24 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 46 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 35 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 17 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Cedar Ridge is 7:17 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 11 minutes earlier at 7:06 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:52 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 5:23 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cedar Ridge 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 49 minutes later, at 8:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:13 AM and sets 9 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cedar Ridge is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, 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 Cedar Ridge is essentially constant during January, remaining around 5.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Cedar Ridge typically lasts for 7.0 months (213 days), from around April 9 to around November 8, rarely starting before March 11 or after May 5, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 28.
The month of January in Cedar Ridge is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Cedar Ridge are essentially constant during January, remaining within 6°F of 6°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cedar Ridge is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 2.4 kWh to 3.0 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 Cedar Ridge are 38.066 deg latitude, -120.277 deg longitude, and 3,396 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cedar Ridge contains large variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 2,992 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,529 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (4,925 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,093 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cedar Ridge is covered by trees (84%) and shrubs (16%), within 10 miles by shrubs (53%) and trees (42%), and within 50 miles by trees (31%) and shrubs (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cedar Ridge 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Cedar Ridge.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cedar Ridge 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 Cedar Ridge is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cedar Ridge and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bridgeport Sonora Junction (15%, 74 kilometers, northeast); Modesto City-County Airport (15%, 77 kilometers, southwest); Castle Airport (15%, 80 kilometers, south); Placerville Airport (26%, 83 kilometers, northwest); Stockton Metropolitan Airport (14%, 86 kilometers, west); and Lake Tahoe Airport (14%, 96 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .