January weather forecast
Kodiak, AK

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Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska

Weather in January

Kodiak, Alaska's weather in January presents a wintry picture complete with snowfall and low temperatures; marking the start of a prominent winter season. There's a noticeable transition from December as both the high and low mercury readings drop to 35.4°F (1.9°C) and 30.7°F (-0.7°C) respectively. January's weather rhythm is dominated by high humidity and significant cloud cover with a relative humidity of 83% and cloud% of 63%. This month exhibits one of the highest averages of snowfall hours in a year with 6.6 days experiencing snowfall. Despite chilly temperatures, the town maintains its tranquility under the snow, offering a unique life experience to its inhabitants.

Temperature

January is the coldest month in Kodiak, with the temperature often reaching an average high of 35.4°F (1.9°C) and an average low of 30.7°F (-0.7°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 83%.

Rainfall

In Kodiak, in January, it is raining for 13.2 days, with typically 3.66" (93mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Kodiak, Alaska, there are 171.2 rainfall days, and 37.32" (948mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Kodiak. In Kodiak, in January, during 6.6 snowfall days, 2.52" (64mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Kodiak, there are 35.1 snowfall days, and 13.74" (349mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Kodiak, in January, the average water temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C).
Note: When swimming, this is deemed life-endangering and extremely risky. The painful cold water instigates fast-paced hyperventilation. Wearing a specialized swimsuit is necessary to lessen thermal harm.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 7h and 24min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 9:53 am and sunset at 4:33 pm. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 9:14 am and sunset at 5:31 pm AKST.

Sunshine

The months with the least sunshine in Kodiak are January and December, with an average of 2.6h of sunshine.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index is January, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the maximum UV index of 1 transforms into these recommendations:
While many people can endure lengthy sun exposure, it remains imperative to safeguard babies, children, and fair-skinned individuals. For skin protection, it's recommended to minimize Sun exposure during its peak hours around midday. Safeguard your eyes, ears, and face from sun rays with the aid of a wide-brim hat. Stay alert! Snow's reflective properties can almost double the UV radiation from the Sun.
Updated: Feb 9, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest time of year in Kodiak?

January brings the lowest temperatures in Kodiak, with an average high of 35.4°F (1.9°C) and an average low of 30.7°F (-0.7°C).

How cold is January in Kodiak?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Kodiak, is 35.4°F (1.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 30.7°F (-0.7°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Kodiak?

In January, the average relative humidity is 83%.

How much does it rain in Kodiak in January?

In Kodiak, in January, it is raining for 13.2 days, with typically 3.66" (93mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, during January, snow falls for 6.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.52" (64mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in January in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, Alaska, the average seawater temperature in January is 40.6°F (4.8°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.

How many hours of daylight does Kodiak have in January?

In January, the average day length in Kodiak is 7h and 24min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Kodiak?

On the first day of January in Kodiak, sunrise is at 9:53 am and sunset at 4:33 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:14 am and sunset at 5:31 pm AKST.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Kodiak?

January and December, with an average of 2.6h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Kodiak, Alaska.

How long on average sun shines in January in Kodiak?

The average sunshine duration in January in Kodiak, Alaska, is 2.6h.

When is the lowest UV index in Kodiak?

January is the month with the lowest UV index in Kodiak, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in January in Kodiak?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Kodiak is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Kodiak, AK

Average temperature in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 35.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (57.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 30.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (50.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (30.6°F).

Average pressure in January
Kodiak, AK

Average pressure in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average pressure in January: 29.56"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.98"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is December (29.55"Hg).

Average wind speed in January
Kodiak, AK

Average wind speed in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average wind speed in January: 13.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (14.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.8mph).

Average humidity in January
Kodiak, AK

Average humidity in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 83%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (86%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March and November (80%).

Average rainfall in January
Kodiak, AK

Average rainfall in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 3.66"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and November (4.53").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (1.85").

Average rainfall days in January
Kodiak, AK

Average rainfall days in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 13.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (17.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is March (10.8 days).

Average snowfall in January
Kodiak, AK

Average snowfall in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 2.52"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (3.15").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in January
Kodiak, AK

Average snowfall days in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 6.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is March (8.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January
Kodiak, AK

Average sea temperature in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 40.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39.5°F).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Kodiak, AK

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 7h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 8h and 18min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 2h and 36min).

Average sunshine days in January
Kodiak, AK

Average sunshine days in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average sunshine days in January: 11.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (14.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (10.7 days).

Average UV index in January
Kodiak, AK

Average UV index in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August and September (UV index 3).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in January
Kodiak, AK

Average cloud cover in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average cloud cover in January: 63

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 52).

Average visibility in January
Kodiak, AK

Average visibility in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

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

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