Average Weather in January in Centre Alabama, United States
The lowest daily average high temperature is 52°F on January 8.
Daily low temperatures are around 35°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 52°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 35°F on January 26.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Centre typically range from 71°F to 89°F, while on January 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 35°F to 53°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 Centre experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55% on January 4.
The clearest day of the month is January 29, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 48% of the time.
For reference, on January 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on October 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Centre, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 30% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 22% on October 15.
Over the course of January in Centre, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 29% 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 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Centre is essentially constant, remaining about 4.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.3 inches or falling below 1.8 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 4.3 inches on January 2.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Centre, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 36 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 12 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 25 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Centre is 6:49 AM on January 7 and the earliest sunrise is 9 minutes earlier at 6:40 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:44 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 5:12 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Centre during 2017, 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 5:31 AM and sets 14 hours, 26 minutes later, at 7:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:44 AM and sets 9 hours, 53 minutes later, at 4:37 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Centre is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 89% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Centre is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Centre typically lasts for 7.5 months (231 days), from around March 26 to around November 12, rarely starting before March 3 or after April 15, and rarely ending before October 23 or after December 2.
The month of January in Centre 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 Centre are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 56°F, from 0°F to 56°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Centre is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.5 kWh to 3.1 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 Centre are 34.152 deg latitude, -85.679 deg longitude, and 577 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Centre contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 584 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,322 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,929 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Centre is covered by cropland (43%), artificial surfaces (42%), and trees (15%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and cropland (39%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Centre 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 Centre.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Centre 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 Centre is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Centre and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Isbell Field (28%, 36 kilometers, north); Northeast Alabama Regional Airport (22%, 43 kilometers, southwest); Richard B Russell Airport (16%, 52 kilometers, northeast); Albertville, Albertville Municipal Airport (15%, 54 kilometers, west); Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport (9%, 73 kilometers, east); and West Georgia Regional Airport - O V Gray Field (9%, 76 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .