Average Weather in January in Carthage Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 58°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 72°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 57°F on January 6.
Daily low temperatures are around 39°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 56°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 39°F on January 7.
For reference, on August 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Carthage typically range from 73°F to 94°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 57°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 Carthage experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 49% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 24, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Carthage, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 26% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 36% on June 11, and its lowest chance is 21% on September 20.
Over the course of January in Carthage, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 24% 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 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Carthage is essentially constant, remaining about 3.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.3 inches or falling below 0.9 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 3.7 inches on January 12.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Carthage, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 33 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 6 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 42 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 5 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Carthage is 7:19 AM on January 8 and the earliest sunrise is 7 minutes earlier at 7:11 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:23 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 26 minutes later at 5:50 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Carthage 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 6:11 AM and sets 14 hours, 16 minutes later, at 8:26 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:14 AM and sets 10 hours, 3 minutes later, at 5:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Carthage is essentially constant during January, remaining around 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 94% of the time, while on January 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
The average hourly wind speed in Carthage is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.7 miles per hour, while on July 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 5.1 miles per hour on January 9.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Carthage typically lasts for 8.5 months (259 days), from around March 6 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 7 or after April 1, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 10.
The month of January in Carthage is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually increasing from 0% to 4% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Carthage are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 112°F, from 0°F to 112°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Carthage is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.8 kWh to 3.4 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 Carthage are 32.157 deg latitude, -94.337 deg longitude, and 276 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Carthage contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 112 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 285 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (269 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (614 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Carthage is covered by artificial surfaces (57%), cropland (28%), and trees (11%), within 10 miles by trees (38%) and cropland (38%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Carthage 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 6 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Carthage.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Carthage 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 Carthage is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Carthage and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Harrison County Airport (26%, 41 kilometers, north); Gregg County Airport (24%, 43 kilometers, northwest); Rusk County Airport (20%, 48 kilometers, west); Shreveport Regional Airport (15%, 58 kilometers, northeast); A L Mangham Jr. Regional Airport (11%, 73 kilometers, southwest); and Ft. Polk, Peason Ridge (4.5%, 131 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .