Average Weather in January in Horse Cave Kentucky, United States
In Horse Cave, the month of January is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 44°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 61°F or dropping below 28°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 44°F on January 16.
Daily low temperatures are around 28°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 46°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 28°F on January 29.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Horse Cave typically range from 68°F to 87°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 44°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 Horse Cave experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57% on January 3.
The clearest day of the month is January 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 45% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 69%.
Cloud Cover in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Horse Cave, 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 42% on May 28, and its lowest chance is 25% on October 11.
Over the course of January in Horse Cave, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 23% to 21%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 4% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% 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 Horse Cave is essentially constant, remaining about 3.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.8 inches or falling below 1.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.1 inches on January 16.
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 Horse Cave is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on January 30.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Horse Cave, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 41 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 21 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 28 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 21 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Horse Cave is 6:57 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 11 minutes earlier at 6:47 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:37 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 5:07 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Horse Cave 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 5:23 AM and sets 14 hours, 43 minutes later, at 8:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:53 AM and sets 9 hours, 36 minutes later, at 4:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Horse Cave is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 76% of the time, while on January 11, 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 Horse Cave is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.7 miles per hour, while on July 30, 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 Horse Cave is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.1 kWh to 2.7 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 Horse Cave are 37.180 deg latitude, -85.907 deg longitude, and 669 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Horse Cave contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 367 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 699 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (600 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (997 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Horse Cave is covered by cropland (54%) and trees (41%), within 10 miles by cropland (70%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Horse Cave 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 Horse Cave.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Horse Cave 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 Horse Cave is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Horse Cave and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Glasgow Municipal Airport (82%, 17 kilometers, south); Godman Army Airfield (8%, 80 kilometers, north); Wayne County Airport (6%, 100 kilometers, east); and Stuart Powell Field (4.9%, 110 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .