Average Precipitation for Yukon in January

The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January at places in the Yukon. Each location has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation.

You can jump to a separate table for Southern, and Central & Northern Yukon.

The calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches). The month's total precipitation is an average of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010.

Southern Yukon

This section covers places along the Alaska Highway, from Watson Lake at the east end where the highway first enters the Yukon from British Columbia, west to Beaver Creek near the Alaska border.

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Beaver Creek 0.5 14
8 Burwash Landing 0.3 8
7 Carcross 1.1 29
8 Haines Junction 1.3 34
9 Johnsons Crossing 1.2 30
7 Otter Falls 0.6 16
11 Teslin 1.0 27
13 Watson Lake 1.2 31
11 Whitehorse 0.7 18

Central & Northern Yukon

Places in the Central Yukon are reached from the Klondike Highway, starting with Lake Laberge near the highway's south end, northwest to Dawson City. From the Klondike Highway, Faro lies east of Carmacks, while Mayo is northeast of Stewart Crossing. Old Crow, a village north of the Arctic Circle on the Porcupine River, is the Yukon's northernmost settlement.

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
6 Braeburn 0.6 15
12 Dawson City 0.8 19
11 Faro 0.6 15
9 Lake Laberge 0.9 22
11 Mayo 0.7 18
9 Old Crow 0.5 13
9 Pelly Crossing 0.8 20

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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