Average Weather in January in Dawson Creek Canada
In Dawson Creek, the month of January is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing by 4°F, from 19°F to 23°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 42°F or dropping below -7°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 6°F to 9°F, rarely falling below -20°F or exceeding 31°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 6°F on January 11.
For reference, on July 30, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dawson Creek typically range from 52°F to 73°F, while on January 11, the coldest day of the year, they range from 6°F to 19°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 Dawson Creek experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 68% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 11, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 33% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 71%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 56%.
Cloud Cover in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Dawson Creek, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 17% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on June 21, and its lowest chance is 12% on April 6.
Over the course of January in Dawson Creek, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 14% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Dawson Creek is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 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 Dawson Creek is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.6 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.7 inches on January 8.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Dawson Creek, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 29 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 20 minutes, 49 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 7 hours, 9 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 8 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Dawson Creek is 9:30 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 35 minutes earlier at 8:55 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:39 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 54 minutes later at 5:33 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Dawson Creek during 2017.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:15 AM and sets 17 hours, 34 minutes later, at 9:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 9:29 AM and sets 7 hours, 0 minutes later, at 4:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Dawson Creek 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 Dawson Creek is essentially constant during January, remaining around 3.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.4 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Dawson Creek is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.5 kWh, from 0.5 kWh to 1.1 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 Dawson Creek are 55.760 deg latitude, -120.240 deg longitude, and 2,290 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dawson Creek contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 463 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,267 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,450 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,213 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dawson Creek is covered by cropland (52%), sparse vegetation (28%), and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (58%) and trees (28%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Dawson Creek 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dawson Creek.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dawson Creek 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 Dawson Creek is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dawson Creek and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fort St. John Airport (29%, 62 kilometers, northwest); Spirit River Auto Station, Alta (23%, 64 kilometers, east); Cleardale AGDM (25%, 68 kilometers, northeast); Beaverlodge (19%, 82 kilometers, southeast); and Mackenzie Airport (5%, 189 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .