Average Weather in January in Selah Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 6°F, from 35°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 51°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 23°F to 27°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 35°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Selah typically range from 57°F to 89°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 23°F to 35°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 Selah experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 64% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65% on January 16.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 37% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Selah, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 32% and ending it at 29%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on November 27, and its lowest chance is 3% on August 5.
Over the course of January in Selah, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 10% to 17%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 8% to 5%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 13% to 6%.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Selah is essentially constant, remaining about 1.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 3.2 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 1.2 inches on January 11.
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 Selah is decreasing, starting the month at 1.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.2 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 0.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Selah, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Selah is 7:46 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 7:27 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:25 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 5:04 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Selah 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 5:08 AM and sets 15 hours, 51 minutes later, at 8:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:43 AM and sets 8 hours, 33 minutes later, at 4:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Selah is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 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 Selah is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour, while on December 20, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Selah typically lasts for 5.2 months (159 days), from around May 2 to around October 8, rarely starting before April 12 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 20 or after October 27.
The month of January in Selah 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 Selah are essentially constant during January, remaining within 1°F of 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Selah is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.3 kWh to 1.9 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 Selah are 46.654 deg latitude, -120.530 deg longitude, and 1,263 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Selah contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 886 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,292 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,287 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,756 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Selah is covered by shrubs (40%), cropland (30%), and artificial surfaces (29%), within 10 miles by shrubs (55%) and cropland (30%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (55%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Selah 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Selah.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Selah 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 Selah is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Selah and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .