Average Weather in January in Covington Washington, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 3°F, from 45°F to 48°F, rarely falling below 36°F or exceeding 55°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 37°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 46°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Covington typically range from 58°F to 79°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°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 Covington experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 75% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 26% of the time.
For reference, on November 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 76%, while on August 3, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 74%.
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 Covington, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 52% and ending it at 49%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 60% on November 18, and its lowest chance is 9% on August 5.
Over the course of January in Covington, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 49% to 46%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% 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 Covington is decreasing, starting the month at 7.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.1 inches or falls below 3.7 inches, and ending the month at 6.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.4 inches or falls below 2.8 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 Covington is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 6.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Covington, 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, 1 minute, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 1 second, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 8 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 34 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Covington is 7:55 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 7:35 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:28 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 5:09 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Covington 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 5:11 AM and sets 15 hours, 57 minutes later, at 9:08 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:52 AM and sets 8 hours, 28 minutes later, at 4:20 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Covington is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 29, 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 Covington is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Covington is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in Covington is essentially constant during January, remaining around 47°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in January
The growing season in Covington typically lasts for 8.4 months (256 days), from around March 7 to around November 18, rarely starting before February 10 or after April 2, and rarely ending before October 28 or after December 16.
The month of January in Covington is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of 0% on January 9.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Covington are essentially constant during January, remaining within 3°F of 3°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Covington is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.5 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 Covington are 47.358 deg latitude, -122.122 deg longitude, and 433 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Covington contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 322 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 414 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,657 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (14,383 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Covington is covered by artificial surfaces (88%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (50%) and trees (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (54%) and shrubs (15%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Covington 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 Covington.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Covington 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 Covington is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Covington and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Renton Municipal Airport (34%, 17 kilometers, northwest); Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (44%, 17 kilometers, northwest); Pierce County Airport Thun Field (19%, 31 kilometers, southwest); and Stampede Pass (2.4%, 60 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .