Average Weather in January in Cadillac Michigan, United States
The lowest daily average high temperature is 26°F on January 22.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 16°F to 12°F, rarely falling below -7°F or exceeding 30°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 12°F on January 29.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cadillac typically range from 57°F to 80°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 12°F to 26°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 Cadillac experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 73% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74% on January 10.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 28% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cadillac, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 15% on February 4.
Over the course of January in Cadillac, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 5% to 3%, 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 remains an essentially constant 13% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Cadillac is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.4 inches or falling below -0.0 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 Cadillac is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.7 inches on January 4.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Cadillac, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 47 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 30 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Cadillac is 8:17 AM on January 2 and the earliest sunrise is 17 minutes earlier at 8:00 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:13 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 5:50 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cadillac 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 5:57 AM and sets 15 hours, 31 minutes later, at 9:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:14 AM and sets 8 hours, 51 minutes later, at 5:05 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cadillac is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 21% 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 Cadillac is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 12, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.5 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 11.5 miles per hour on January 14.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Cadillac is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Cadillac is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 3°F, from 39°F to 36°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in January
The growing season in Cadillac typically lasts for 4.0 months (122 days), from around May 24 to around September 23, rarely starting before May 5 or after June 12, and rarely ending before September 3 or after October 10.
The month of January in Cadillac 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 Cadillac are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cadillac is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.3 kWh to 1.8 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 Cadillac are 44.252 deg latitude, -85.401 deg longitude, and 1,319 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cadillac contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 207 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,324 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (561 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,227 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cadillac is covered by artificial surfaces (64%) and cropland (18%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by trees (62%) and cropland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cadillac 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 Cadillac.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Cadillac 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 Cadillac is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Cadillac and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wexford County Airport (97%, 3.7 kilometers, north); Roscommon County-Blodgett Memorial Airport (1.5%, 59 kilometers, east); and Roben-Hood Airport (1.4%, 60 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .