January weather forecast
Craig, AK

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The magnificent island city of Craig in Alaska, with the surrounding forestry and hilly ranges
The magnificent island city of Craig in Alaska, with the surrounding forestry and hilly ranges

Weather in January

January in Craig, Alaska brings wintry conditions with the coldest temperatures and the highest humidity. Daylight is fairly limited, niche sunlight for two and a half hours a day. Additionally, one notable feature is the occurrence of snowfall, registering at 21.46" (545mm). This city in the heart of winter is remarkably windy, making temperatures feel colder than the already low thermometer readings. Interestingly, higher air pressure is noted, which often correlates with drier air.

Temperature

January, February and December are known as Craig's coldest months, with an average high-temperature of 38.1°F (3.4°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are January and August, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

Rainfall

In Craig, in January, during 14.3 rainfall days, 7.83" (199mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Craig, during the entire year, the rain falls for 210.2 days and collects up to 70.71" (1796mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In January, in Craig, it is snowing for 16.8 days. Throughout January, 21.46" (545mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Craig, there are 89.4 snowfall days, and 107.56" (2732mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Craig, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in January is 43.7°F (6.5°C).
Note: Engaging in a swim in 43.7°F (6.5°C) can threaten life. Brief exposure to 55.4°F (13°C) waters is uneasy, and submersion below 50°F (10°C) can lead to cold shock and disrupted breathing patterns, varying by individual.

Daylight

In Craig, the average length of the day in January is 7h and 50min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 8:20 am and sunset at 3:32 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:25 pm AKST.

Sunshine

January has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 2.6h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: A maximum high UV index of 1 in January translates into the following recommendations:
Prolonged sun exposure generally does not trouble most people. However, it is vital to ensure protection for babies, children, and individuals with sensitive skin. Sun's radiation is most powerful around mid-day, so it's best to limit outdoor activities during this time. For a sun-safe wardrobe, go for clothes that are tightly woven and generously sized. Observe! Snow reflection can nearly intensify the Sun's UV radiation twofold.
Updated: Feb 9, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Craig?

Craig's coldest period falls in January, February and December, when the average high-temperatures ascend to 38.1°F (3.4°C).

How cold does it get in Craig in January?

In Craig, 38.1°F (3.4°C) is the average high-temperature and 32.9°F (0.5°C) is the average low-temperature during January.

What is the most humid month in Craig?

The months with the highest humidity in Craig, Alaska, are January and August, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

What is the average humidity in January in Craig?

The average relative humidity in January is 89%.

How much does it rain in Craig in January?

In Craig, Alaska, during January, the rain falls for 14.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 7.83" (199mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Craig in January?

In Craig, in January, during 16.8 snowfall days, 21.46" (545mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in January in Craig?

In Craig, Alaska, in January, the average water temperature is 43.7°F (6.5°C). Swimming in 43.7°F (6.5°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the average length of the day in January in Craig?

In January, the average day length in Craig is 7h and 50min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Craig?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 8:20 am and sunset at 3:32 pm. On the last day of the month, in Craig, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:25 pm AKST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Craig?

January has the least sunshine of the year in Craig, with an average of 2.6h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Craig have in January?

In Craig, the average sunshine duration in January is 2.6h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Craig?

The months with the lowest UV index in Craig, Alaska, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

How high is the UV index in January in Craig?

In Craig, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Craig, AK

Average temperature in January - Craig, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 38.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (59.5°F).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are January, February and December (38.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 32.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (51.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (31.8°F).

Average pressure in January
Craig, AK

Average pressure in January - Craig, AK
  • Average pressure in January: 29.8"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (30.06"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (29.76"Hg).

Average wind speed in January
Craig, AK

Average wind speed in January - Craig, AK
  • Average wind speed in January: 10.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (5.6mph).

Average humidity in January
Craig, AK

Average humidity in January - Craig, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 89%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and August (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (82%).

Average rainfall in January
Craig, AK

Average rainfall in January - Craig, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 7.83"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (8.54").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (2.68").

Average rainfall days in January
Craig, AK

Average rainfall days in January - Craig, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 14.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (22.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (9.8 days).

Average snowfall in January
Craig, AK

Average snowfall in January - Craig, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 21.46"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (23.39").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in January
Craig, AK

Average snowfall days in January - Craig, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 16.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is March (17.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January
Craig, AK

Average sea temperature in January - Craig, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 43.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (56.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (42.8°F).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Craig, AK

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Craig, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 7h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 6h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 36min).

Average sunshine days in January
Craig, AK

Average sunshine days in January - Craig, AK
  • Average sunshine days in January: 7.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is May (10.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (4.8 days).

Average UV index in January
Craig, AK

Average UV index in January - Craig, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 4).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in January
Craig, AK

Average cloud cover in January - Craig, AK
  • Average cloud cover in January: 73

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 73).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 60).

Average visibility in January
Craig, AK

Average visibility in January - Craig, AK
  • Average visibility in January: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are February and October (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is August (4mi).

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