Average Weather in January in Red Lake Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 18°F, rarely falling below -3°F or exceeding 35°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 17°F on January 12.
Daily low temperatures are around 0°F, rarely falling below -23°F or exceeding 23°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is -1°F on January 15.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Red Lake typically range from 60°F to 78°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from -1°F to 17°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 Red Lake experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 66% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 34% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on August 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Red Lake, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 40% 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 Red Lake is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on January 2.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Red Lake, 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, 4 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 25 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Red Lake is 8:09 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 7:48 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:38 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 41 minutes later at 5:19 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Red Lake 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 5:21 AM and sets 16 hours, 2 minutes later, at 9:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:06 AM and sets 8 hours, 23 minutes later, at 4:29 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Red Lake is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 18% 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 Red Lake is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 11.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.5 miles per hour, while on July 31, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Red Lake typically lasts for 5.0 months (152 days), from around May 4 to around October 3, rarely starting before April 14 or after May 23, and rarely ending before September 16 or after October 21.
The month of January in Red Lake 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 Red Lake are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Red Lake is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.2 kWh to 1.9 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 Red Lake are 47.876 deg latitude, -95.017 deg longitude, and 1,194 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Red Lake contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 141 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,203 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (230 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (899 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Red Lake is covered by trees (51%) and water (38%), within 10 miles by water (49%) and trees (45%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (25%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Red Lake 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 Red Lake.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Red Lake 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 Red Lake is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Red Lake and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bemidji-Beltrami County Airport (39%, 42 kilometers, south); Waskish Municipal Airport (32%, 48 kilometers, northeast); Fosston Municipal Airport (21%, 65 kilometers, southwest); and Roseau, Roseau Municipal Airport/Rudy Billberg Field (8%, 120 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .