Average Weather in January in Childress Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 53°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 35°F or exceeding 72°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 31°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 42°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 30°F on January 5.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Childress typically range from 73°F to 96°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 53°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 Childress experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 37% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 41%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 76%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Childress, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually increasing, starting the month at 8% and ending it at 10%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on June 7, and its lowest chance is 7% on January 1.
Over the course of January in Childress, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 5% to 7%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% 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 Childress is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.6 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on January 8.
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 Childress is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on January 1.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Childress, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 36 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 12 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 27 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Childress is 7:47 AM on January 7 and the earliest sunrise is 9 minutes earlier at 7:39 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:41 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 28 minutes later at 6:09 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Childress 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 6:28 AM and sets 14 hours, 28 minutes later, at 8:56 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:43 AM and sets 9 hours, 51 minutes later, at 5:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Childress is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 11, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 41% of the time, while on November 18, 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 Childress is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.1 miles per hour, while on August 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Childress typically lasts for 7.6 months (231 days), from around March 26 to around November 12, rarely starting before March 5 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 25 or after November 30.
The month of January in Childress 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 Childress are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 56°F, from 0°F to 56°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Childress is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 3.7 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 Childress are 34.426 deg latitude, -100.204 deg longitude, and 1,847 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Childress contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 210 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,859 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (433 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,650 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Childress is covered by cropland (60%), shrubs (18%), and grassland (17%), within 10 miles by shrubs (43%) and cropland (34%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (36%) and grassland (34%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Childress 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 Childress.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Childress 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 Childress is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Childress and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Childress Municipal Airport (95%, 7 kilometers, west); Altus Municipal Airport (2.7%, 85 kilometers, east); and Wilbarger Co (2.5%, 87 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .