January weather forecast and climate
Lake Placid, NY

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

January, like December, is a freezing cold winter month in Lake Placid, New York, with average temperature varying between 21.9°F (-5.6°C) and 9.5°F (-12.5°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 21.9°F (-5.6°C) and an average low-temperature of 9.5°F (-12.5°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 91%, are most humid months.

Rainfall

In Lake Placid, it is raining for 5.7 days, with typically 2.48" (63mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Lake Placid, during the entire year, the rain falls for 168.6 days and collects up to 36.5" (927mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Daylight

In Lake Placid, the average length of the day is 9.3h.

Sunshine

In Lake Placid, the average sunshine is 2.4h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Lake Placid?

The coldest month in Lake Placid, New York, is January, with an average high-temperature of 21.9°F (-5.6°C) and an average low-temperature of 9.5°F (-12.5°C).

What is the temperature in January in Lake Placid?

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

What are the most humid months in Lake Placid?

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

What is the average humidity in January in Lake Placid?

In Lake Placid, the average relative humidity in January is 91%.

How much does it rain in Lake Placid in January?

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

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

In Lake Placid, during January, snow falls for 23.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 14.25" (362mm) of snow.

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

In Lake Placid, the average length of the day in January is 9.3h.

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

The average sunshine in January is 2.4h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid, New York, 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?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Lake Placid, New York, is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

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"

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

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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%

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").
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).
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: 9.3h

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

  • Average sunshine in January: 2.4h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2.2h).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
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

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

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