Dallas Weather in January
January's weather is the year's coldest at Dallas, Texas. Still, most days are mild and a few even warm. Some nights can get quite chilly now. Yet Dallas often has no snow this month.
This page gives detailed information on the typical January weather for Dallas.
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The temperature, precipitation and wind speed numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Dallas Love Field Airport, located a few miles from downtown Dallas. The rest of the measurements are averages from the nearby Dallas - Fort Worth International Airport.
|57 °F||January average high||14 °C|
|37 °F||January average low||3 °C|
In most years, Dallas averages a daily maximum temperature for January that's between 53 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit (12 to 16 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 34 and 41 °F (1 to 5 °C).
January is the coldest month overall for Dallas, with the 1st and 2nd its chilliest days. These, along with the last few days of December, have daily highs averaging 55.9 °F (13.3 °C) and lows of 37.0 °F (2.8 °C).
|13 days||60 °F max. or more (16 °C)|
|20 days||40 °F min. or less (4 °C)|
Most days during January, Dallas has a daytime temperature of over 40 °F (4 °C). The city averages 5 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 70s °F (over 21 °C). Usually in January, the temperatures doesn't rise above 80 °F (27 °C).
The thermometer dips to below freezing on an average of 9 nights. Typically one of those nights gets as cold as 20 °F (-8 °C).
|2.1 in||total precipitation||52 mm|
|7 days||of rain|
Half the time, Dallas receives 1 to 3 inches (28 to 83 mm) of rainfall in January. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
Although snow is possible now, in most years January is free of snow. Dallas averages a January snowfall of half an inch (1 cm) or more in one out of four years.
|10 days||clear skies|
January is one of the cloudiest months for Dallas. The sun's rays reach the ground during 52 percent of daylight hours on average, for a total of 166 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in January at Dallas lasts for 10 hours and 16 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 3 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 10:37 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|68 %||January average humidity|
The relative humidity in Dallas during January usually peaks at 79 percent in the morning then drops to 52 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||12 am||3 am||6 am||9 am||12 pm||3 pm||6 pm||9 pm|
|8.8 mph||January wind speed average||14.2 kph|
January is less windy than most other months in Dallas.
|1 day||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in January|
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.