Average Weather in January in Little Falls Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 22°F, rarely falling below 2°F or exceeding 38°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 21°F on January 13.
Daily low temperatures are around 5°F, rarely falling below -19°F or exceeding 25°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 4°F on January 22.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Little Falls typically range from 59°F to 82°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 22°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
Samara, Russia (5,278 miles away); Sosnovka, Kyrgyzstan (6,279 miles); and Shitanjing, China (6,418 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Little Falls (view comparison).
The month of January in Little Falls experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 61% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 15, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.
For reference, on February 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 62%, while on August 1, 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 Little Falls, 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 25, and its lowest chance is 6% on February 3.
Over the course of January in Little Falls, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 0% 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 6% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Little Falls is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.3 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.0 inches on January 21.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during January in Little Falls is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 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 Little Falls, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 57 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 54 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 19 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Little Falls is 7:59 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 7:40 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:43 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 5:21 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Little Falls 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 5:26 AM and sets 15 hours, 45 minutes later, at 9:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:56 AM and sets 8 hours, 39 minutes later, at 4:34 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Little Falls is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 20, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 22% of the time, while on November 15, 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 Little Falls is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 12.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.1 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Little Falls typically lasts for 4.6 months (140 days), from around May 10 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 22 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 15.
The month of January in Little Falls 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 Little Falls are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Little Falls 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 Little Falls are 45.976 deg latitude, -94.363 deg longitude, and 1,125 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Little Falls contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 115 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,124 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (285 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (676 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Little Falls is covered by cropland (41%), artificial surfaces (37%), and trees (10%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (19%), and within 50 miles by cropland (56%) and trees (33%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Little Falls 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 Little Falls.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Little Falls 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 Little Falls is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Little Falls and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Little Falls, Little Falls/Morrison County Airport-Lindbergh Field (96%, 3.3 kilometers, south); Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (1.6%, 51 kilometers, north); Staples Municipal Airport (1.3%, 57 kilometers, northwest); and Chandler Field (0.8%, 81 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .