Lead
South Dakota, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Lead, SD

January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in Lead, South Dakota, with average temperature fluctuating between 17.1°F (-8.3°C) and 36°F (2.2°C).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still wintry 36°F (2.2°C). In Lead, the average low-temperature is 17.1°F (-8.3°C).

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 8 days and accumulates 1.3" (34mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, September through December. In Lead, South Dakota, 17.9" (454.7mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Lead, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 144.9" (3680.4mm).

Daylight

The average length of the day in Lead, South Dakota, is 9.3h.

Sunshine

January, November and December, with an average of 5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Lead are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in January interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in January in Lead?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Lead, is 36°F (2.2°C), while the average low-temperature is 17.1°F (-8.3°C).

How many days does it rain in January in Lead?

In January, in Lead, South Dakota, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout January, 1.3" (34mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Lead?

The month with the least rainfall in Lead is January when the rain falls for 8 days and typically collects 1.3" (34mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Lead in January?

In Lead, South Dakota, in January, 17.9" (454.7mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Lead have in January?

The average length of the day in January in Lead is 9.3h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Lead?

January, November and December, with an average of 5h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Lead, South Dakota.

How many hours of sunshine does Lead have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Lead is 5h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Lead, South Dakota, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Lead?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Lead, South Dakota, is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Lead, SD
  • Average high temperature in January: 2.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (26.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -8.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (13.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (-8.9°C).

Average rainfall in January - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall in January: 34mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (117.9mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (34mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Lead, SD
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and June (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are October and November (6 days).

Average snowfall in January - Lead, SD
  • Average snowfall in January: 454.7mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (650.2mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are July and August (0mm).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Lead, SD
  • Average daylight in January: 9.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in January - Lead, SD
  • Average UV index in January: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).