January weather forecast
Syracuse, NY

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A water fountain in the Clinton Square in Syracuse, New York, with a view of towering historical buildings
A water fountain in the Clinton Square in Syracuse, New York, with a view of towering historical buildings

Weather in January

In Syracuse, New York, January holds the title of coldest month, noticing a chilling drop in low temperatures to 17.1°F (-8.3°C). This frosty period in the year is known for its frequent snowfall, with a shroud of white often blanketing the city. Residents will want to bundle up and prepare for brisk conditions. Reduced daylight and cloud cover conspire to keep January relatively gloomy. The steady wind finds its way into every crevice, adding a real bite to the air.

Temperature

Syracuse's coldest weather arrives in January, when temperatures average a high of 28.4°F (-2°C) and a low of 17.1°F (-8.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January in Syracuse is 86%.

Rainfall

In January, in Syracuse, the rain falls for 6.7 days. Throughout January, 1.1" (28mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Syracuse, during the entire year, the rain falls for 141.4 days and collects up to 16.57" (421mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. In Syracuse, in January, snow falls for 18.3 days, with typically accumulated 3.39" (86mm) of snow. In Syracuse, during the entire year, snow falls for 71.7 days and aggregates up to 16.5" (419mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Syracuse, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 26min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 7:35 am and sunset at 4:40 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:20 am and sunset at 5:15 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 2.6h.

UV index

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, an average UV index of 1 transforms into the following instructions:
While many people can endure lengthy sun exposure, it remains imperative to safeguard babies, children, and fair-skinned individuals. For health reasons, it's advisable to reduce direct sun exposure during peak hours around midday. For excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck, consider a wide-brim hat. Be careful! The Sun's UV radiation can nearly be doubled by the reflective quality of snow.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024
Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us
Data Sources | Weather Forecasting & Climate

Frequently asked questions

What month is the coldest in Syracuse?

January, noted for its average high-temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.1°F (-8.3°C), is considered the coldest month in Syracuse, New York.

How cold is it in Syracuse in January?

The high-temperature in Syracuse, New York, during January is 28.4°F (-2°C) and the low-temperature is 17.1°F (-8.3°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Syracuse?

The average relative humidity in January in Syracuse is 86%.

How much does it rain in Syracuse in January?

In Syracuse, during January, the rain falls for 6.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.1" (28mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Syracuse?

In January, in Syracuse, it is snowing for 18.3 days. Throughout January, 3.39" (86mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Syracuse have in January?

The average day length in January in Syracuse, New York, is 9h and 26min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Syracuse?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:35 am and sunset at 4:40 pm. On the last day of the month, in Syracuse, New York, sunrise is at 7:20 am and sunset at 5:15 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in January in Syracuse?

In Syracuse, the average sunshine duration in January is 2.6h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Syracuse?

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Syracuse?

In Syracuse, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Syracuse, NY

Average temperature in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (78.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 17.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.1°F).

Average pressure in January
Syracuse, NY

Average pressure in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average pressure in January: 30.05"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

Average wind speed in January
Syracuse, NY

Average wind speed in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average wind speed in January: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.4mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (6.2mph).

Average humidity in January
Syracuse, NY

Average humidity in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average humidity in January: 86%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (78%).

Average rainfall in January
Syracuse, NY

Average rainfall in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (1.77").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.02").

Average rainfall days in January
Syracuse, NY

Average rainfall days in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average rainfall days in January: 6.7 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (6.7 days).

Average snowfall in January
Syracuse, NY

Average snowfall in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average snowfall in January: 3.39"

The months with the highest snowfall are February and December (3.62").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in January
Syracuse, NY

Average snowfall days in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average snowfall days in January: 18.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (18.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Syracuse, NY

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2h and 24min).

Average sunshine days in January
Syracuse, NY

Average sunshine days in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average sunshine days in January: 9.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (7.2 days).

Average UV index in January
Syracuse, NY

Average UV index in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average UV index in January: 1

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

Average cloud cover in January
Syracuse, NY

Average cloud cover in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average cloud cover in January: 74

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 74).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

Average visibility in January
Syracuse, NY

Average visibility in January - Syracuse, NY
  • Average visibility in January: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (5mi).

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