Anchorage - Recent January Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the January weather in Anchorage, Alaska was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives January data by year for temperature, precipitation and snowfall.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each January. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Anchorage had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Ted Stevens International Airport near downtown Anchorage.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

January temperature averages by year in Anchorage
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
26 15 2018 -3 -10
20 7 2017 -7 -14
32 22 2016 0 -5
26 15 2015 -3 -9
35 25 2014 2 -4
28 18 2013 -2 -8
10 -5 2012 -12 -20
25 13 2011 -4 -11
24 13 2010 -5 -11
Number of days in January when the temperature in Anchorage dropped to at least 0 or 32 degrees Fahrenheit
Year 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2018 0 31
2017 6 31
2016 0 30
2015 2 30
2014 0 27
2013 3 29
2012 23 31
2011 6 29
2010 1 31

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Anchorage during January in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall or snowfall (when melted) amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for January in Anchorage
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
8 2018 0.8 21
10 2017 1.7 43
4 2016 0.3 7
5 2015 0.4 9
14 2014 1.5 39
11 2013 1.1 28
11 2012 1.2 30
6 2011 0.5 13
4 2010 0.7 17

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Anchorage for January and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
2 2018 11.8 30
6 2017 31.8 81
2 2016 3.5 9
2 2015 6.0 15
3 2014 9.2 23
6 2013 14.7 37
5 2012 25.2 64
4 2011 7.3 19
3 2010 10.9 28
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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