January weather forecast
Moscow, ID

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Clean paths and scenic, neat lawns surrounding lone red barn in a field in Moscow, Idaho
Clean paths and scenic, neat lawns surrounding lone red barn in a field in Moscow, Idaho

Weather in January

Winter is at its peak in Moscow, Idaho during January, with the weather predominantly leaning towards cold temperatures and high humidity. Nostalgic scenes of snowfall become a common sight, painting the city in beautiful white hues, justifying the societal image of a quintessential winter landscape. Receding daylight hours hint at the sun taking a backseat, making way for the frosty atmosphere to take over. Wind speeds slightly elevate during this time, adding to the chill in the air. Hardy natives of Moscow, Idaho wouldn't be surprised to experience temperatures ranging from 25.5°F (-3.6°C) to 35.4°F (1.9°C) during this time.

Temperature

Moscow's January showcases an average high-temperature of a still wintry 35.4°F (1.9°C), hardly distinct from December's 34°F (1.1°C). Moscow records a steady low-temperature average of 25.5°F (-3.6°C) during January.

Humidity

The most humid month in Moscow is January, with an average relative humidity of 87%.

Rainfall

In January, in Moscow, the rain falls for 10.9 days. Throughout January, 2.52" (64mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 143.2 rainfall days, and 20.51" (521mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall. The month with the most snowfall in Moscow is January, when snow falls for 13.7 days and typically aggregates up to 12.56" (319mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January in Moscow, Idaho, is 9h and 4min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 7:32 am and sunset at 4:10 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 4:49 pm PST.

Sunshine

January, February and December, with an average of 4.5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Moscow is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: An average UV index of 2 in January transforms into this advice:
While many people can endure lengthy sun exposure, it remains imperative to safeguard babies, children, and fair-skinned individuals. The best time to avoid the Sun's harmful UV radiation is during midday when it's most potent. For excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck, consider a wide-brim hat. Pay attention! The reflection of snow can enhance the Sun's UV radiation almost double.
Updated: Feb 12, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

How cold is it in Moscow in January?

In Moscow, 35.4°F (1.9°C) is the average high-temperature and 25.5°F (-3.6°C) is the average low-temperature during January.

What is the most humid month in Moscow?

January is the most humid month in Moscow, with an average relative humidity of 87%.

What is the average humidity in January in Moscow?

In Moscow, the average relative humidity in January is 87%.

How many days does it rain in January in Moscow?

In Moscow, during January, the rain falls for 10.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.52" (64mm) of precipitation.

When does it snow the most in Moscow?

January is the month with the most snowfall in Moscow, Idaho. Snow falls for 13.7 days and accumulates 12.56" (319mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in January in Moscow?

In Moscow, in January, during 13.7 snowfall days, 12.56" (319mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in January in Moscow?

In January, the average day length in Moscow, Idaho, is 9h and 4min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Moscow?

On the first day of January in Moscow, Idaho, sunrise is at 7:32 am and sunset at 4:10 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:13 am and sunset at 4:49 pm PST.

What are the months with the least sunshine in Moscow?

January, February and December, with an average of 4.5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Moscow.

How many hours of sunshine does Moscow have in January?

In Moscow, the average sunshine duration in January is 4.5h.

How high is the UV index in January in Moscow?

In Moscow, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Moscow, ID

Average temperature in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average high temperature in January: 35.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (83.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (34°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 25.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (58.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (24.1°F).

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Average pressure in January
Moscow, ID

Average pressure in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average pressure in January: 30.2"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.2"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is August (29.91"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Moscow, ID

Average wind speed in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average wind speed in January: 5.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (6.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July, August and September (4.8mph).

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Average humidity in January
Moscow, ID

Average humidity in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average humidity in January: 87%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (40%).

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Average rainfall in January
Moscow, ID

Average rainfall in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.52"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (2.68").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and August (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in January
Moscow, ID

Average rainfall days in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (18.1 days).
The months with the least rainy days are July and August (5.9 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Moscow, ID

Average snowfall in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average snowfall in January: 12.56"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (12.56").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Moscow, ID

Average snowfall days in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average snowfall days in January: 13.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (14.1 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
Moscow, ID

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 48min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 4h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 4h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Moscow, ID

Average sunshine days in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average sunshine days in January: 11.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (23.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (9.2 days).

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Average UV index in January
Moscow, ID

Average UV index in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is February (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Moscow, ID

Average cloud cover in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average cloud cover in January: 53

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 54).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 12).

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Average visibility in January
Moscow, ID

Average visibility in January - Moscow, ID
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January and December (4mi).

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