Average Weather in January in New Rockford North Dakota, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 18°F to 20°F, rarely falling below -3°F or exceeding 37°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 18°F on January 12.
Daily low temperatures are around 2°F, rarely falling below -19°F or exceeding 24°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 2°F on January 12.
For reference, on July 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in New Rockford typically range from 59°F to 81°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 2°F to 18°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 New Rockford experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 62% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 39% of the time.
For reference, on February 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 64%, while on July 31, 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 New Rockford, 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 36% on July 2, and its lowest chance is 3% on February 8.
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 New Rockford is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on January 5.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in New Rockford, 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, 2 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 3 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 31 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in New Rockford is 8:25 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 8:04 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:55 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 5:36 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in New Rockford 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 5:38 AM and sets 16 hours, 0 minutes later, at 9:38 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:22 AM and sets 8 hours, 25 minutes later, at 4:47 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 New Rockford is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 20% 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 New Rockford is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 12.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on July 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in New Rockford throughout January is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 44% on January 4.
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in New Rockford typically lasts for 4.7 months (144 days), from around May 11 to around October 2, rarely starting before April 22 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 15 or after October 20.
The month of January in New Rockford 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 New Rockford are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in New Rockford is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.3 kWh to 2.0 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 New Rockford are 47.680 deg latitude, -99.138 deg longitude, and 1,532 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of New Rockford is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 52 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,528 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (243 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (997 feet).
The area within 2 miles of New Rockford is covered by cropland (60%) and grassland (40%), within 10 miles by cropland (81%) and grassland (18%), and within 50 miles by cropland (73%) and grassland (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in New Rockford, 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 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in New Rockford.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and New Rockford 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 New Rockford is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between New Rockford and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Carrington Municipal Airport (74%, 26 kilometers, south) and Devils Lake Municipal Airport (26%, 52 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .