Average Weather in January in Lapel Indiana, United States
In Lapel, 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 20°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 35°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 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lapel typically range from 66°F to 84°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 35°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 Lapel experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 60% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60% on January 2.
The clearest day of the month is January 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 41% of the time.
For reference, on January 2, 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 in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lapel, 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 41% on June 26, and its lowest chance is 20% on January 29.
Over the course of January in Lapel, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 15% 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 6%.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Lapel is decreasing, starting the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.3 inches or falls below 0.3 inches, and ending the month at 1.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.2 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 Lapel is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Lapel, 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, 31 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 36 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 9 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Lapel is 8:05 AM on January 4 and the earliest sunrise is 13 minutes earlier at 7:52 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:29 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 33 minutes later at 6:01 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lapel 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 6:14 AM and sets 15 hours, 1 minute later, at 9:15 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:02 AM and sets 9 hours, 19 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lapel is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 54% 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 Lapel is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 6.7 miles per hour on January 15.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lapel is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.8 kWh to 2.4 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 Lapel are 40.068 deg latitude, -85.848 deg longitude, and 850 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lapel contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 850 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (177 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (906 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lapel is covered by cropland (97%), within 10 miles by cropland (85%) and artificial surfaces (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (88%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lapel 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 Lapel.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lapel 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 Lapel is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lapel and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Indianapolis Executive Airport (37%, 35 kilometers, west); Delaware County Regional Airport (26%, 43 kilometers, northeast); Kokomo Municipal Airport (19%, 54 kilometers, north); and Shelbyville Municipal Airport (18%, 55 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .