January weather forecast and climate
Vail, CO

Sunrise over Vail, Colorado hitting the slope of a mountain with nearby golden colored trees and a hill in the distance
Sunrise over Vail, Colorado hitting the slope of a mountain with nearby golden colored trees and a hill in the distance

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Vail, Colorado, is a freezing cold winter month, with average temperature varying between 1.2°F (-17.1°C) and 24.1°F (-4.4°C).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 24.1°F (-4.4°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Vail, during January, the rain falls for 4.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation. In Vail, during the entire year, the rain falls for 82.8 days and collects up to 14.8" (376mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall in Vail. In Vail, snow falls for 14.8 days, with typically accumulated 9.72" (247mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 107.8 snowfall days, and 77.72" (1974mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 9.7h.

Sunshine

In Vail, the average sunshine is 5.8h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Vail is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 Vail?

The coldest months in Vail are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 24.1°F (-4.4°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Vail?

In January, the average relative humidity is 88%.

How much does it rain in Vail in January?

In Vail, during January, the rain falls for 4.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Vail in January?

In Vail, in January, snow falls for 14.8 days, with typically accumulated 9.72" (247mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Vail have in January?

The average length of the day in January in Vail is 9.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Vail?

The average sunshine in January is 5.8h.

What is the UV index reading in January in Vail?

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

Average temperature in January
Vail, CO

Average temperature in January - Vail, CO
  • Average high temperature in January: 24.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (70.3°F).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (24.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 1.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (41.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (1.2°F).

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Average pressure in January
Vail, CO

Average pressure in January - Vail, CO
  • Average pressure in January: 30.21"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.21").
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are April and May (29.94").

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Average wind speed in January
Vail, CO

Average wind speed in January - Vail, CO
  • Average wind speed in January: 5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (6.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.8mph).

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Average humidity in January
Vail, CO

Average humidity in January - Vail, CO
  • Average humidity in January: 88%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (51%).

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Average rainfall in January
Vail, CO

Average rainfall in January - Vail, CO
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.18"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are May and July (1.77").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is November (0.71").

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Average rainfall days in January
Vail, CO

Average rainfall days in January - Vail, CO
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (1.6 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Vail, CO

Average snowfall in January - Vail, CO
  • Average snowfall in January: 9.72"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (11.38").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0.12").

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Average snowfall days in January
Vail, CO

Average snowfall days in January - Vail, CO
  • Average snowfall days in January: 14.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (16 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.3 days).

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Vail, CO
  • Average daylight in January: 9.7h

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: 5.8h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.5h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Vail, CO

Average sunshine days in January - Vail, CO
  • Average sunshine days in January: 15.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (22.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.3 days).

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Average UV index in January
Vail, CO

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

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Vail, CO

Average cloud cover in January - Vail, CO
  • Average cloud cover in January: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in January
Vail, CO

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

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

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