Average Weather in January in Sylvan Lake Canada
Daily high temperatures increase by 4°F, from 20°F to 24°F, rarely falling below -4°F or exceeding 41°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 20°F on January 2.
Daily low temperatures increase by 3°F, from 3°F to 5°F, rarely falling below -20°F or exceeding 23°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 3°F on January 1.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sylvan Lake typically range from 49°F to 73°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 3°F to 20°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 Sylvan Lake 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 clearest day of the month is January 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 36% of the time.
For reference, on February 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 66%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 63%.
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 Sylvan Lake, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 7% and ending it at 5%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 22, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 1.
Probability of Precipitation 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 Sylvan Lake is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Sylvan Lake, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 14 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 28 seconds, and weekly increase of 17 minutes, 15 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 7 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 1 minute of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Sylvan Lake is 8:46 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 8:19 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:33 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 47 minutes later at 5:20 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sylvan Lake 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 5:14 AM and sets 16 hours, 48 minutes later, at 10:01 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:44 AM and sets 7 hours, 41 minutes later, at 4:25 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sylvan Lake is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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 Sylvan Lake is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 9.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 20, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in Sylvan Lake throughout January is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 51% on January 4.
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Sylvan Lake typically lasts for 3.8 months (116 days), from around May 20 to around September 13, rarely starting before May 3 or after June 6, and rarely ending before August 27 or after September 30.
The month of January in Sylvan Lake 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 Sylvan Lake are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sylvan Lake is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 0.9 kWh to 1.5 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 Sylvan Lake are 52.317 deg latitude, -114.085 deg longitude, and 3,120 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sylvan Lake contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 246 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,096 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (617 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,106 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sylvan Lake is covered by cropland (51%) and water (33%), within 10 miles by cropland (87%), and within 50 miles by cropland (75%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sylvan Lake 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 Sylvan Lake.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sylvan Lake 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 Sylvan Lake is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sylvan Lake and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Red Deer Regional Airport (50%, 20 kilometers, southeast); Lacombe Cda (29%, 27 kilometers, northeast); and Leedale AGDM (20%, 37 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .