Average Weather in January in Goldfield Nevada, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 42°F to 46°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 58°F.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 20°F to 24°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 33°F.
For reference, on July 17, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Goldfield typically range from 60°F to 90°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 20°F to 42°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 Goldfield experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 42% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 26, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on September 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 88%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Goldfield, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 10% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 2% on June 21.
Over the course of January in Goldfield, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 2% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Goldfield is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 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 Goldfield is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 7.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Goldfield, 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, 37 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 37 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 18 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Goldfield is 7:04 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 11 minutes earlier at 6:53 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:41 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 31 minutes later at 5:11 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Goldfield 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 5:27 AM and sets 14 hours, 47 minutes later, at 8:14 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:00 AM and sets 9 hours, 33 minutes later, at 4:33 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Goldfield is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
The average hourly wind speed in Goldfield is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour, while on October 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 7.3 miles per hour on January 10.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Goldfield typically lasts for 5.7 months (174 days), from around April 27 to around October 17, rarely starting before April 3 or after May 20, and rarely ending before September 29 or after November 5.
The month of January in Goldfield 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 Goldfield are essentially constant during January, remaining within 3°F of 3°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Goldfield is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 3.5 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 Goldfield are 37.709 deg latitude, -117.236 deg longitude, and 5,846 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Goldfield contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 889 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,861 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,474 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,363 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Goldfield is covered by shrubs (99%), within 10 miles by shrubs (99%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (93%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Goldfield 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 Goldfield.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Goldfield 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 Goldfield is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Goldfield and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tonopah Airport (45%, 40 kilometers, north); Tonopah Test Range Airport (45%, 41 kilometers, east); and Bishop Airport (10%, 106 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .