Kotzebue
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Kotzebue, AK

An aerial panorama of a winter day in Kotzebue Village, Alaska - the sunlit buildings and snow-peaked mountains afar
An aerial panorama of a winter day in Kotzebue Village, Alaska - the sunlit buildings and snow-peaked mountains afar
January, like December, is another arctic cold winter month in Kotzebue, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between max 3.7°F (-15.7°C) and min -8.7°F (-22.6°C).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - an arctic cold 3.7°F (-15.7°C). In Kotzebue, in January, the average low-temperature is -8.7°F (-22.6°C).

Rainfall

In Kotzebue, Alaska, during January, the rain falls for 8.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.6" (14mm) of precipitation. In Kotzebue, during the entire year, the rain falls for 106.2 days and collects up to 10.1" (255.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, September through December. In Kotzebue, during January, snow falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 5.6" (142.2mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 55 snowfall days, and 39.3" (998.2mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Kotzebue, the average seawater temperature is 30.9°F (-0.6°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Kotzebue, the average length of the day in January is 4.3h.

What is the temperature in January in Kotzebue?

In Kotzebue, Alaska, in January, the average high-temperature is 3.7°F (-15.7°C), and the average low-temperature is -8.7°F (-22.6°C).

How much does it rain in Kotzebue in January?

In January, the rain falls for 8.5 days. Throughout January, 0.6" (14mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Kotzebue?

In Kotzebue, Alaska, in January, during 7.8 snowfall days, 5.6" (142.2mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in January in Kotzebue?

In Kotzebue, Alaska, in January, the average water temperature is 30.9°F (-0.6°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

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

In January, the average length of the day in Kotzebue, Alaska, is 4.3h.
Average temperature in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 3.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (60°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (3°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: -8.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (49.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-9.9°F).

Average rainfall in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (0.3").

Average rainfall days in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (5.5 days).

Average snowfall in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 5.6"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (7.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 7.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (8.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 31°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (54.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is December (29.4°F).

Average daylight in January - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 4.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 2.2h).