Traverse City
Michigan, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Traverse City, MI

A far-out view of the scenic Traverse City, Michigan with the river, from up a hill among stunning golden - brown colorful trees seen in the fall
A far-out view of the scenic Traverse City, Michigan with the river, from up a hill among stunning golden - brown colorful trees seen in the fall
January, the same as December, in Traverse City, Michigan, is another subzero cold winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and 16°F (-8.9°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and an average low-temperature of 16°F (-8.9°C).

Rainfall

In Traverse City, Michigan, during January, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.6" (65.5mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 145.8 rainfall days, and 32.4" (822.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. The month with the most snowfall is January when snow falls for 12.6 days and typically aggregates up to 23.1" (586.7mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Traverse City, in January, the average water temperature is 37.9°F (3.3°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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Traverse City is 9.3h.

Sunshine

In Traverse City, the average sunshine in January is 3h.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Traverse City. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
The average daily UV index of 1 in January transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Traverse City?

With an average high-temperature of 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and an average low-temperature of 16°F (-8.9°C), January is the coldest month in Traverse City, Michigan.

What is the temperature in January in Traverse City?

In January, in Traverse City, Michigan, the average high-temperature is 28.6°F (-1.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 16°F (-8.9°C).

How many days does it rain in January in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, in January, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 2.6" (65.5mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, Michigan, during January, snow falls for 12.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 23.1" (586.7mm) of snow.

When does it snow the most in Traverse City?

January is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 12.6 days and accumulates 23.1" (586.7mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in January in Traverse City?

In January, the average ocean temperature in Traverse City, Michigan, is 37.9°F (3.3°C). 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.

What is the average length of the day in January in Traverse City?

The average length of the day in January is 9.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Traverse City have in January?

In Traverse City, Michigan, the average sunshine in January is 3h.

When is the lowest UV index in Traverse City?

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

What is the UV index intensity in January in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 15.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (58.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15.7°F).

Average rainfall in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (3.6").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (1.5").

Average rainfall days in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall days in January: 17 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (8.5 days).

Average snowfall in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall in January: 23.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (23.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall days in January: 12.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average sea temperature in January: 37.9°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (69.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (35.4°F).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average daylight in January: 9.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h

Months with most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

Average UV index in January - Traverse City, MI
  • Average UV index in January: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).