January weather forecast and climate
Valdez, AK

Lake water and grown-in surface vegetation in Valdez Province, Alaska
Lake water and grown-in surface vegetation in Valdez Province, Alaska

Weather in January

January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Valdez, Alaska, with average temperature ranging between min 10°F (-12.2°C) and max 18°F (-7.8°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 18°F (-7.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 10°F (-12.2°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

January and April, with an average relative humidity of 88%, are most humid months in Valdez.

Rainfall

In Valdez, Alaska, in January, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 5.28" (134mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Valdez, there are 167.5 rainfall days, and 56.73" (1441mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall. In Valdez, Alaska, snow falls for 13.7 days, with typically accumulated 19.13" (486mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 88.9 snowfall days, and 114.06" (2897mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Valdez, Alaska, in January, the average water temperature is 40.5°F (4.7°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Valdez, the average length of the day is 6.6h.

Sunshine

In Valdez, Alaska, the average sunshine in January is 3.1h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Valdez?

With an average high-temperature of 18°F (-7.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 10°F (-12.2°C), January is the coldest month in Valdez, Alaska.

What is the temperature in January in Valdez?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 18°F (-7.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 10°F (-12.2°C).

What is the most humid month in Valdez?

January and April, with an average relative humidity of 88%, are most humid months in Valdez.

What is the average humidity in January in Valdez?

In Valdez, Alaska, the average relative humidity in January is 88%.

How much does it rain in Valdez in January?

In Valdez, Alaska, during January, the rain falls for 10.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 5.28" (134mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Valdez in January?

In January, it is snowing for 13.7 days. Throughout January, 19.13" (486mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Valdez?

In Valdez, in January, the average water temperature is 40.5°F (4.7°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.

How many hours of daylight does Valdez have in January?

In January, the average length of the day is 6.6h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Valdez?

In January, the average sunshine in Valdez, Alaska, is 3.1h.

When is the lowest UV index in Valdez?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in January in Valdez?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Valdez is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Valdez, AK

Average temperature in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 18°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (53.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 10°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (43.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10°F).

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Average pressure in January
Valdez, AK

Average pressure in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average pressure in January: 29.74"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.98").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (29.69").

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Average wind speed in January
Valdez, AK

Average wind speed in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average wind speed in January: 7.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (8.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (3.7mph).

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Average humidity in January
Valdez, AK

Average humidity in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 88%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and April (88%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are May, June, July and November (83%).

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Average rainfall in January
Valdez, AK

Average rainfall in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 5.28"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (7.44").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in January
Valdez, AK

Average rainfall days in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (6.2 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Valdez, AK

Average snowfall in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 19.13"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (26.73").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Valdez, AK

Average snowfall days in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 13.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (17.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Valdez, AK

Average sea temperature in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 40.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (56.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (38.9°F).

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 6.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.7h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2.8h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Valdez, AK

Average sunshine days in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average sunshine days in January: 12.3 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and May (12.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (9.7 days).

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Average UV index in January
Valdez, AK

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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Valdez, AK

Average cloud cover in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average cloud cover in January: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 58).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 50).

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Average visibility in January
Valdez, AK

Average visibility in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

The month with the highest visibility is June (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February and April (4mi).

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