January weather forecast and climate
Bismarck, ND

An across the park view of the historical building of the State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota
An across the park view of the historical building of the State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota
January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Bismarck, North Dakota, with average temperature fluctuating between 6.1°F (-14.4°C) and 20.8°F (-6.2°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 20.8°F (-6.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 6.1°F (-14.4°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

The most humid month is January, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 4 days and accumulates 0.59" (15mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In Bismarck, snow falls for 14.8 days, with typically accumulated 3.58" (91mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 73.7 snowfall days, and 23.11" (587mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Bismarck, the average length of the day is 9.1h.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Bismarck, North Dakota, is January, with an average of 3.8h of sunshine.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Bismarck. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 transform into the following instructions:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the coldest month in Bismarck?

The coldest month in Bismarck is January, with an average high-temperature of 20.8°F (-6.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 6.1°F (-14.4°C).

What is the temperature in January in Bismarck?

In Bismarck, in January, the average high-temperature is 20.8°F (-6.2°C), and the average low-temperature is 6.1°F (-14.4°C).

What is the most humid month in Bismarck?

January is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 89%.

What is the average humidity in January in Bismarck?

In Bismarck, North Dakota, the average relative humidity in January is 89%.

How much does it rain in Bismarck in January?

In January, in Bismarck, North Dakota, the rain falls for 4 days. Throughout January, 0.59" (15mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Bismarck?

The month with the least rainfall is January when the rain falls for 4 days and typically collects 0.59" (15mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Bismarck?

In Bismarck, in January, snow falls for 14.8 days, with typically accumulated 3.58" (91mm) of snow.

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

In Bismarck, the average length of the day in January is 9.1h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Bismarck?

With an average of 3.8h of sunshine, January has the least sunshine of the year in Bismarck.

How many hours of sunshine does Bismarck have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Bismarck, North Dakota, is 3.8h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Bismarck, North Dakota, are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Bismarck?

In Bismarck, North Dakota, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average high temperature in January: -6.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-6.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -14.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (16.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-14.4°C).

Average pressure in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average pressure in January: 1021.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is February (1021.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1010.7mbar).

Average wind speed in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average wind speed in January: 15.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (17.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (13.4km/h).

Average humidity in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average humidity in January: 89%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (55%).

Average rainfall in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average rainfall in January: 15mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (58mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (15mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.4 days).

Average snowfall in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average snowfall in January: 91mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (110mm).
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average snowfall days in January: 14.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (15.7 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Bismarck, ND
  • 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: 8.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11.4h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

Average sunshine days in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average sunshine days in January: 13.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (19.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is March (12.3 days).

Average UV index in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average cloud cover in January: 59

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 60).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 21).

Average visibility in January - Bismarck, ND
  • Average visibility in January: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (8km).