Average Weather in January in Baker City Oregon, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 32°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 45°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 32°F on January 1.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 18°F to 21°F, rarely falling below 2°F or exceeding 32°F.
For reference, on July 31, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Baker City typically range from 50°F to 87°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 18°F to 32°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
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The month of January in Baker City experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 64% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 66% on January 10.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on January 10, 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 84%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Baker City, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is decreasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 29% on December 16, and its lowest chance is 5% on July 29.
Over the course of January in Baker City, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 10% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 6% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 12% to 7%.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Baker City is essentially constant, remaining about 0.8 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.1 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.7 inches on January 22.
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 Baker City is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 0.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.2 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Baker City, 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, 49 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 53 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Baker City is 7:28 AM on January 2 and the earliest sunrise is 17 minutes earlier at 7:11 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:21 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 4:58 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Baker City 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 5:05 AM and sets 15 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:40 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:25 AM and sets 8 hours, 48 minutes later, at 4:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Baker City is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 25, 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 Baker City is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.1 miles per hour, while on September 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.1 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 5.2 miles per hour on January 28.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Baker City typically lasts for 3.6 months (110 days), from around May 27 to around September 14, rarely starting before May 7 or after June 16, and rarely ending before August 28 or after October 2.
The month of January in Baker City 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 Baker City are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Baker City is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.5 kWh to 2.2 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 Baker City are 44.775 deg latitude, -117.834 deg longitude, and 3,514 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Baker City contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,066 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,561 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,820 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,064 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Baker City is covered by shrubs (45%), artificial surfaces (27%), cropland (15%), and grassland (13%), within 10 miles by shrubs (54%) and cropland (24%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (55%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Baker City 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 Baker City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Baker City 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 Baker City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Baker City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Baker Municipal Airport (95%, 8 kilometers, north); John Day State Airport (2.7%, 99 kilometers, southwest); and Ontario Municipal Airport (2.2%, 106 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .