Average Weather in January in Kanab Utah, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 45°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 58°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 23°F, rarely falling below 10°F or exceeding 33°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 22°F on January 3.
For reference, on July 9, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kanab typically range from 59°F to 92°F, while on January 3, the coldest day of the year, they range from 22°F to 45°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 Kanab experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 7, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.
For reference, on February 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44%, while on September 18, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 84%.
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 Kanab, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 12% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 23% on August 10, and its lowest chance is 4% on June 15.
Over the course of January in Kanab, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 7% 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 remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Kanab is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.0 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 Kanab is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 31.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Kanab, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 19 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 14 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 20 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Kanab is 7:43 AM on January 7 and the earliest sunrise is 10 minutes earlier at 7:33 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:23 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 30 minutes later at 5:53 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kanab 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 6:10 AM and sets 14 hours, 43 minutes later, at 8:53 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:40 AM and sets 9 hours, 37 minutes later, at 5:17 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kanab is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, 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 Kanab is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.8 miles per hour, while on August 13, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in Kanab throughout January is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 41% on January 7.
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Kanab typically lasts for 5.6 months (171 days), from around April 30 to around October 18, rarely starting before April 10 or after May 24, and rarely ending before September 27 or after November 8.
The month of January in Kanab 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 Kanab are essentially constant during January, remaining within 4°F of 4°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kanab is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 3.6 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 Kanab are 37.047 deg latitude, -112.526 deg longitude, and 5,167 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kanab contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,070 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,149 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,457 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,465 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kanab is covered by shrubs (72%), cropland (17%), and grassland (11%), within 10 miles by shrubs (90%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (79%) and trees (18%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kanab 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 Kanab.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kanab 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 Kanab is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kanab and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Colorado City Municipal Airport (52%, 44 kilometers, west); Bryce Canyon Airport (14%, 81 kilometers, northeast); Cedar City Regional Airport (19%, 89 kilometers, northwest); and Page Municipal Airport (16%, 97 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .