January weather forecast
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels
The famous Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, with the deepwater section passage for large water vessels

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Sault Ste. Marie is another subzero cold winter month, with average temperature varying between 7.5°F (-13.6°C) and 23°F (-5°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month in Sault Ste. Marie, with an average high-temperature of 23°F (-5°C) and an average low-temperature of 7.5°F (-13.6°C).

Rainfall

In Sault Ste. Marie, in January, during 18.4 rainfall days, 2.19" (55.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 162.9 rainfall days, and 32.94" (836.8mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Sault Ste. Marie are January through May, October through December. In Sault Ste. Marie, during January, snow falls for 19.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 31.4" (797.6mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Sault Ste. Marie, there are 79.2 snowfall days, and 120.4" (3058.1mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average seawater temperature is 37.4°F (3°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Sault Ste. Marie, the average length of the day is 9.1h.

Sunshine

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average sunshine is 3.4h.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Sault Ste. Marie. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Sault Ste. Marie?

With an average high-temperature of 23°F (-5°C) and an average low-temperature of 7.5°F (-13.6°C), January is the coldest month.

How much does it rain in Sault Ste. Marie in January?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in January, during 18.4 rainfall days, 2.19" (55.6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Sault Ste. Marie in January?

In Sault Ste. Marie, during January, snow falls for 19.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 31.4" (797.6mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in January in Sault Ste. Marie?

In Sault Ste. Marie, in January, the average water temperature is 37.4°F (3°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 Sault Ste. Marie have in January?

In Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, the average length of the day in January is 9.1h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Sault Ste. Marie?

The average sunshine in January in Sault Ste. Marie is 3.4h.

When is the lowest UV index in Sault Ste. Marie?

Months with the lowest UV index in Sault Ste. Marie are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Sault Ste. Marie?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Sault Ste. Marie is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average temperature in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average high temperature in January: -5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (24.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -13.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (12.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-13.6°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall in January: 55.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (97mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (34mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average rainfall days in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average rainfall days in January: 18.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (18.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are April and August (10.9 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall in January: 797.6mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (850.9mm).
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average snowfall days in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average snowfall days in January: 19.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average sea temperature in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average sea temperature in January: 3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (15°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (2°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average daylight in January: 9.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.7h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.4h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 2.3h).

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Average UV index in January
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Average UV index in January - Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 8).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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