January weather forecast
Lake Placid, NY

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A beautiful image, taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York
A beautiful image, taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York

Weather in January

The start of the year in Lake Placid, New York, is marked by chilly conditions. The recorded average high temperature hits 21.9°F (-5.6°C), and it can go as low as 9.5°F (-12.5°C). January is also characterized by high humidity levels, with significant snowfall making it a great time for snow-related activities. The daylight hours are short, adding to the cold and snowy atmosphere of Lake Placid. It is a great time for winter enthusiasts to visit, despite the limited sunshine and longer nights.

Temperature

January is the month that records the lowest temperatures, with averages ranging from a high of 21.9°F (-5.6°C) to a low of 9.5°F (-12.5°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 91%.

Rainfall

In Lake Placid, in January, during 5.7 rainfall days, 2.48" (63mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Lake Placid, there are 168.6 rainfall days, and 36.5" (927mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Lake Placid. In Lake Placid, New York, during January, snow falls for 23.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 14.25" (362mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 120.6 snowfall days, and 82.28" (2090mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Lake Placid, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 19min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 4:27 pm. On the last day of January, in Lake Placid, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 5:03 pm EST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 2.4h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: During January, 1 as the daily maximum UV index converts into the following advice:
While most can endure approximately an hour in the sun without burning, children always require protection from sunlight. Sun exposure should be minimized, especially during midday, to avoid harmful UV radiation. To cut down UV radiation exposure by about half, sport a wide-brim hat. Be alert! Nearly double the UV rays from the Sun can be reflected by snow.
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Frequently asked questions

What are the coldest months in Lake Placid?

January brings the lowest temperatures in Lake Placid, with an average high of 21.9°F (-5.6°C) and an average low of 9.5°F (-12.5°C).

How cold is January in Lake Placid?

The high-temperature, in January, in Lake Placid, is 21.9°F (-5.6°C), while the low-temperature averages to 9.5°F (-12.5°C).

What is the most humid month in Lake Placid?

The months with the highest humidity in Lake Placid, New York, are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 91%.

What is the average humidity in January in Lake Placid?

The average relative humidity in January in Lake Placid is 91%.

How many days does it rain in January in Lake Placid?

In Lake Placid, during January, the rain falls for 5.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.48" (63mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Lake Placid in January?

In January, it is snowing for 23.1 days. Throughout January, 14.25" (362mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Lake Placid have in January?

The average day length in January in Lake Placid is 9h and 19min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Lake Placid?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 4:27 pm. On the last day of the month, in Lake Placid, New York, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 5:03 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in January in Lake Placid?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Lake Placid is 2.4h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid?

The months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Lake Placid?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Lake Placid, New York, is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average temperature in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average high temperature in January: 21.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (74.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (21.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 9.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (55.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.5°F).

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Average pressure in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average pressure in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average pressure in January: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average wind speed in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average wind speed in January: 7.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.6mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are August and September (5.7mph).

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Average humidity in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average humidity in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average humidity in January: 91%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (91%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (78%).

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Average rainfall in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average rainfall in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.48"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.86").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.28").

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Average rainfall days in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average rainfall days in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall days in January: 5.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.3 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average snowfall in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average snowfall in January: 14.25"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (15.59").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average snowfall days in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average snowfall days in January: 23.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (23.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2h and 2min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average sunshine days in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average sunshine days in January: 6.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (4.7 days).

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Average UV index in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average UV index in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average cloud cover in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average cloud cover in January: 78

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 80).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 42).

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Average visibility in January
Lake Placid, NY

Average visibility in January - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August and September (5mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, October, November and December (4mi).

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