Average Weather in January in Lexington Nebraska, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 38°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 19°F or exceeding 58°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 16°F, rarely falling below -1°F or exceeding 30°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 16°F on January 2.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lexington typically range from 64°F to 88°F, while on January 2, the coldest day of the year, they range from 16°F to 38°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 Lexington experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 44% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on March 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47%, while on July 13, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
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 Lexington, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 39% on June 6, and its lowest chance is 4% on January 11.
Over the course of January in Lexington, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, 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 3% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Lexington is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.1 inches on January 14.
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 Lexington 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 Lexington, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 47 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 34 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 19 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Lexington is 8:03 AM on January 4 and the earliest sunrise is 14 minutes earlier at 7:49 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:22 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 33 minutes later at 5:55 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lexington during 2021, 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 6:07 AM and sets 15 hours, 6 minutes later, at 9:13 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:59 AM and sets 9 hours, 15 minutes later, at 5:14 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lexington is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 35% 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 Lexington is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 11.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 13.2 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in Lexington throughout January is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 39% on January 2.
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Lexington typically lasts for 5.2 months (159 days), from around May 1 to around October 7, rarely starting before April 13 or after May 18, and rarely ending before September 18 or after October 26.
The month of January in Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.2 kWh to 2.9 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 Lexington are 40.781 deg latitude, -99.742 deg longitude, and 2,388 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lexington is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 39 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,392 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (400 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,280 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lexington is covered by cropland (74%) and artificial surfaces (19%), within 10 miles by cropland (67%) and grassland (31%), and within 50 miles by grassland (56%) and cropland (44%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lexington, 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 Lexington.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lexington 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 Lexington is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lexington and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Jim Kelly Field (98%, 2.6 kilometers, west); Brewster Field (1.2%, 50 kilometers, southeast); and Kearney Municipal Airport (0.9%, 63 kilometers, east).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .