Fairbanks
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
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January weather forecast and Climate
Fairbanks, AK

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January usually has the coldest temperatures of the year in Fairbanks with the average temperatures in the astonishingly low range of -17°F (-27.2°C) to 1°F (-17.2°C). Ice fog is common as the cold air stays at the bottom of the low-lying Tanana valley.
January records 10" (254mm) of snowfall as the snowpack thickens in Fairbanks. A few days may clock above freezing due to warm Chinook winds from the Gulf of Alaska in the south. The weak daily sunshine lasts for hardly 2 hours.
Wear mittens and layers of insulation, but be careful not to overheat, as perspiration will make clothes damp and chilly!
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  • The average high temperature in January: 1.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (72.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.1°F).

  • The average low temperature in January: -16.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (52.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.9°F).

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  • The average humidity in January: 69.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (74.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (50.2%).

  • The average rainfall in January: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0.3").

  • The average rainfall days in January: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (3.6 days).

  • The average snowfall in January: 10.3"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (13.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

  • The average snowfall days in January: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (11.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

  • The average daylight in January: 5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h).

  • The average sunshine in January: 1.7h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.2h).

  • The average UV index in January: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).

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