Average Weather in January in New Palestine Indiana, United States
In New Palestine, the month of January is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 36°F throughout the month, rarely exceeding 53°F or dropping below 21°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 36°F on January 22.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 24°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 3°F or exceeding 39°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 22°F on January 29.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in New Palestine typically range from 66°F to 85°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 36°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 New Palestine experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 59% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 42% of the time.
For reference, on December 28, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, while on August 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 70%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In New Palestine, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 21% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on June 26, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 28.
Over the course of January in New Palestine, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 16% to 12%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 3% to 5%.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in New Palestine is decreasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.6 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.2 inches or falls below 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 New Palestine is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in New Palestine, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 30 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 27 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in New Palestine is 8:04 AM on January 4 and the earliest sunrise is 13 minutes earlier at 7:52 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:30 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 6:02 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in New Palestine 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 6:15 AM and sets 14 hours, 59 minutes later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:01 AM and sets 9 hours, 21 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in New Palestine is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 58% of the time, while on December 13, 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 New Palestine is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.6 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 11.6 miles per hour on January 15.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in New Palestine is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.9 kWh to 2.5 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 New Palestine are 39.722 deg latitude, -85.889 deg longitude, and 823 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of New Palestine is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 62 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 820 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (207 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (896 feet).
The area within 2 miles of New Palestine is covered by cropland (96%), within 10 miles by cropland (84%) and artificial surfaces (16%), and within 50 miles by cropland (76%) and trees (16%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in New Palestine 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 New Palestine.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and New Palestine 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 New Palestine is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between New Palestine and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Shelbyville Municipal Airport (66%, 18 kilometers, southeast); Indianapolis International Airport (25%, 34 kilometers, west); and Delaware County Regional Airport (8%, 71 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .