Average Weather in January in Wathena Kansas, United States
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 37°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 57°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 37°F on January 1.
Daily low temperatures are around 20°F, rarely falling below 1°F or exceeding 34°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 19°F on January 6.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Wathena typically range from 69°F to 89°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 19°F to 37°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 Wathena experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 48% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on February 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 51%, while on August 27, 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 Wathena, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually increasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 12%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on June 8, and its lowest chance is 8% on January 12.
Over the course of January in Wathena, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 4% 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 4% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Wathena is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.4 inches on January 13.
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 Wathena is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Wathena, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 45 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 29 seconds, and weekly increase of 10 minutes, 24 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 9 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Wathena is 7:41 AM on January 5 and the earliest sunrise is 13 minutes earlier at 7:28 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:06 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 32 minutes later at 5:38 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Wathena 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 5:51 AM and sets 14 hours, 59 minutes later, at 8:51 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:37 AM and sets 9 hours, 21 minutes later, at 4:58 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Wathena is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 68% of the time, while on November 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 Wathena is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 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 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Wathena typically lasts for 6.0 months (184 days), from around April 14 to around October 15, rarely starting before March 27 or after May 3, and rarely ending before September 25 or after November 5.
The month of January in Wathena 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 Wathena 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 Wathena is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 2.1 kWh to 2.7 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 Wathena are 39.759 deg latitude, -94.950 deg longitude, and 817 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Wathena contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 292 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 869 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (420 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (659 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Wathena is covered by cropland (77%) and trees (14%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (15%), and within 50 miles by cropland (81%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Wathena 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 Wathena.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Wathena 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 Wathena is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Wathena and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Rosecrans Memorial Airport (98%, 2.8 kilometers, northeast); Kansas City International Airport (1.1%, 55 kilometers, south); and Brenner Field (0.9%, 65 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .