January weather forecast and climate
Rifle, CO

The scenic Triple Falls of the Rifle Falls in Colorado, flowing to the still waters of the river below
The scenic Triple Falls of the Rifle Falls in Colorado, flowing to the still waters of the river below

Weather in January

January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Rifle, Colorado, with temperature in the range of an average low of 12°F (-11.1°C) and an average high of 30.6°F (-0.8°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 30.6°F (-0.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 12°F (-11.1°C).

Humidity

January is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

Rainfall

In Rifle, it is raining for 7.2 days, with typically 1.1" (28mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 107.7 rainfall days, and 11.89" (302mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Rifle, Colorado, are January through May, October through December. In Rifle, during January, snow falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 7.44" (189mm) of snow. In Rifle, during the entire year, snow falls for 58.6 days, and aggregates up to 36.85" (936mm) of snow.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 9.8h.

Sunshine

With an average of 6.1h of sunshine, January has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Rifle, Colorado, are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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 Rifle?

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 30.6°F (-0.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 12°F (-11.1°C).

What is the temperature in January in Rifle?

In January, in Rifle, the average high-temperature is 30.6°F (-0.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 12°F (-11.1°C).

What is the most humid month in Rifle?

January is the most humid month in Rifle, Colorado, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

What is the average humidity in January in Rifle?

In Rifle, Colorado, the average relative humidity in January is 85%.

How much does it rain in Rifle in January?

In January, the rain falls for 7.2 days. Throughout January, 1.1" (28mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Rifle?

In January, in Rifle, it is snowing for 13 days. Throughout January, 7.44" (189mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Rifle have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 9.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Rifle?

The month with the least sunshine in Rifle is January, with an average of 6.1h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Rifle?

In Rifle, the average sunshine in January is 6.1h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Rifle?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Rifle.

How high is the UV index in January in Rifle?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Rifle, CO

Average temperature in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average high temperature in January: 30.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 12°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12°F).

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Average pressure in January
Rifle, CO

Average pressure in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average pressure in January: 30.27"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.27").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (29.93").

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Average wind speed in January
Rifle, CO

Average wind speed in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average wind speed in January: 4.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (6.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (4.1mph).

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Average humidity in January
Rifle, CO

Average humidity in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average humidity in January: 85%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (43%).

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Average rainfall in January
Rifle, CO

Average rainfall in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (1.57").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.51").

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Average rainfall days in January
Rifle, CO

Average rainfall days in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average rainfall days in January: 7.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (14 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (5.9 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Rifle, CO

Average snowfall in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average snowfall in January: 7.44"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (8.74").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Rifle, CO

Average snowfall days in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average snowfall days in January: 13 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (13 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Rifle, CO

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average daylight in January: 9.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6.1h

Months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.1h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Rifle, CO

Average sunshine days in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average sunshine days in January: 16.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.7 days).

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Average UV index in January
Rifle, CO

Average UV index in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in January
Rifle, CO

Average cloud cover in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average cloud cover in January: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 39).
Months with the least cloud cover are June and September (Cloud cover 12).

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Average visibility in January
Rifle, CO

Average visibility in January - Rifle, CO
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

Months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (4mi).

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