Average Weather in January in Athena Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 37°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 52°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 28°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 40°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Athena typically range from 58°F to 88°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 37°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 Athena experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 65% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 66% on January 16.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 37% of the time.
For reference, on January 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 66%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Athena, 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 35% on December 1, and its lowest chance is 6% on August 4.
Over the course of January in Athena, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 17% to 21%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain decreases from 5% to 3%, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 5% to 3%.
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 Athena is essentially constant, remaining about 1.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.6 inches or falling below 0.4 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 Athena is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 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 Athena, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 54 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 45 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 42 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Athena is 7:35 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 7:16 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:20 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 4:58 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Athena 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 5:03 AM and sets 15 hours, 44 minutes later, at 8:47 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:32 AM and sets 8 hours, 40 minutes later, at 4:12 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Athena is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 24, 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 Athena is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour, while on August 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Athena typically lasts for 6.1 months (187 days), from around April 16 to around October 19, rarely starting before March 24 or after May 7, and rarely ending before October 1 or after November 7.
The month of January in Athena 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 Athena are essentially constant during January, remaining within 1°F of 1°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Athena is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.3 kWh to 1.9 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 Athena are 45.812 deg latitude, -118.491 deg longitude, and 1,821 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Athena contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 410 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,805 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,861 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,614 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Athena is covered by cropland (94%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and grassland (20%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (42%) and cropland (28%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Athena 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 Athena.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Athena 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 Athena is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Athena and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Eastern Oregon Regional Airport (43%, 31 kilometers, southwest); Meacham, Meacham (15%, 34 kilometers, south); Walla Walla Regional Airport (31%, 35 kilometers, northeast); and Tri-Cities Airport (11%, 70 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .