Average Weather in January in Sallisaw Oklahoma, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 49°F to 51°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 67°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 49°F on January 6.
Daily low temperatures are around 31°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 44°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 30°F on January 16.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sallisaw typically range from 71°F to 93°F, while on January 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 50°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 Sallisaw experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 46% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 16, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 54% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48%, while on October 5, 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 Sallisaw, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 17% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 21, and its lowest chance is 16% on January 19.
Over the course of January in Sallisaw, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 14% throughout, 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 Sallisaw is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.8 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.3 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 2.0 inches on January 23.
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 Sallisaw is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.2 inches on January 27.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Sallisaw, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 38 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 15 seconds, and weekly increase of 8 minutes, 48 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Sallisaw is 7:28 AM on January 6 and the earliest sunrise is 9 minutes earlier at 7:19 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:17 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 29 minutes later at 5:46 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sallisaw 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 6:04 AM and sets 14 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 46 minutes later, at 5:10 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sallisaw is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 78% of the time, while on January 19, 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 Sallisaw is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Sallisaw typically lasts for 7.2 months (220 days), from around March 29 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 15 or after November 26.
The month of January in Sallisaw 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 Sallisaw are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 40°F, from 0°F to 40°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sallisaw is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.5 kWh to 3.1 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 Sallisaw are 35.460 deg latitude, -94.787 deg longitude, and 525 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sallisaw contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 536 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (889 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,320 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sallisaw is covered by cropland (58%) and artificial surfaces (41%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sallisaw 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 Sallisaw.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sallisaw 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 Sallisaw is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sallisaw and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sallisaw Municipal Airport (97%, 2.9 kilometers, southwest); Fort Smith Municipal Airport (1.8%, 41 kilometers, east); Tahlequah Municipal Airport (1.1%, 56 kilometers, north); and Drake Field (0.6%, 83 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .