Average Weather in January in Mariposa California, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 49°F to 53°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 62°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 34°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 43°F.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mariposa typically range from 60°F to 89°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 49°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 Mariposa experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 51% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 50% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on August 8, 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 Mariposa, 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 20, and its lowest chance is 2% on August 9.
Over the course of January in Mariposa, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 24% to 27%, 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 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Mariposa is essentially constant, remaining about 4.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 10.3 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Mariposa, 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, 22 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 32 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 19 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Mariposa is 7:14 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 11 minutes earlier at 7:03 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:52 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 5:23 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Mariposa 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 45 minutes later, at 8:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:10 AM and sets 9 hours, 34 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mariposa is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, 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 Mariposa is essentially constant during January, remaining around 5.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 17, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour, while on September 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 5.7 miles per hour on January 7.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Mariposa typically lasts for 7.5 months (229 days), from around March 30 to around November 14, rarely starting before February 24 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 25 or after December 7.
The month of January in Mariposa 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 Mariposa are essentially constant during January, remaining within 9°F of 9°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mariposa is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 2.4 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 Mariposa are 37.485 deg latitude, -119.966 deg longitude, and 2,316 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mariposa contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,614 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,305 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,767 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,956 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mariposa is covered by shrubs (49%) and grassland (45%), within 10 miles by shrubs (54%) and grassland (36%), and within 50 miles by grassland (26%) and shrubs (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mariposa 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 Mariposa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mariposa 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 Mariposa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mariposa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Merced Municipal Airport (27%, 53 kilometers, southwest); Castle Airport (27%, 54 kilometers, west); Madera Municipal Airport (27%, 57 kilometers, south); Mammoth Lakes Airport (9%, 100 kilometers, east); and Bridgeport Sonora Junction (9%, 105 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .