Average Weather in January in Wendell Idaho, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 35°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 22°F or exceeding 49°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 35°F on January 2.
Daily low temperatures increase by 2°F, from 22°F to 24°F, rarely falling below 8°F or exceeding 35°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 22°F on January 1.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Wendell typically range from 61°F to 90°F, while on January 1, 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 Wendell experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 54% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55% on January 17.
The clearest day of the month is January 27, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on January 17, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on July 28, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 83%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Wendell, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 14%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on November 30, and its lowest chance is 4% on July 21.
Over the course of January in Wendell, 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 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow decreases from 4% to 2%.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Wendell is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.9 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 Wendell is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Wendell, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 50 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 39 seconds, and weekly increase of 11 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 6 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Wendell is 8:09 AM on January 3 and the earliest sunrise is 15 minutes earlier at 7:54 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:15 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 35 minutes later at 5:50 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Wendell during 2020, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:00 AM and sets 15 hours, 20 minutes later, at 9:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:06 AM and sets 9 hours, 2 minutes later, at 5:08 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Wendell is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Wendell is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.0 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in Wendell throughout January is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 49% on January 20.
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Wendell typically lasts for 5.5 months (169 days), from around April 27 to around October 13, rarely starting before April 6 or after May 17, and rarely ending before September 24 or after October 31.
The month of January in Wendell 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 Wendell are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Wendell is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.9 kWh to 2.6 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 Wendell are 42.776 deg latitude, -114.704 deg longitude, and 3,422 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wendell contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,418 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (981 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,663 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wendell is covered by cropland (81%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and shrubs (17%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (56%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wendell 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 Wendell.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wendell 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 Wendell is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wendell and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jerome County Airport (77%, 21 kilometers, east); Friedman Memorial Airport (11%, 87 kilometers, north); and Mountain Home Air Force Base (12%, 100 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .