Average Weather in January in Wadena Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 19°F, rarely falling below -2°F or exceeding 35°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 18°F on January 12.
Daily low temperatures are around 1°F, rarely falling below -21°F or exceeding 22°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 1°F on January 15.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Wadena typically range from 58°F to 79°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 1°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 Wadena experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 63% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, 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 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Wadena, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 7% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on June 29, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 3.
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 Wadena is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.1 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Wadena, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 56 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 34 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Wadena is 8:04 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 7:45 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:44 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 5:23 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Wadena 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 5:27 AM and sets 15 hours, 49 minutes later, at 9:16 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:01 AM and sets 8 hours, 35 minutes later, at 4:36 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Wadena is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 25% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Wadena is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 12.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.9 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Wadena typically lasts for 4.5 months (137 days), from around May 10 to around September 24, rarely starting before April 20 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 7 or after October 10.
The month of January in Wadena 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 Wadena are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Wadena is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.4 kWh to 2.1 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 Wadena are 46.442 deg latitude, -95.136 deg longitude, and 1,348 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wadena is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 59 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,342 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (230 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (791 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wadena is covered by cropland (78%) and artificial surfaces (15%), within 10 miles by cropland (85%) and trees (13%), and within 50 miles by cropland (48%) and trees (38%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wadena 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 Wadena.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wadena 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 Wadena is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wadena and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Wadena Municipal Airport (87%, 5.8 kilometers, west); Staples Municipal Airport (9%, 26 kilometers, east); and Park Rapids Municipal-Konshok Field Airport (3.4%, 51 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .