Boston - Recent January Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the January weather in Boston, Massachusetts 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 really 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 Boston had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

January temperature averages by year in Boston
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
41 29 2017 5 -2
40 26 2016 4 -4
33 19 2015 1 -7
35 20 2014 2 -7
39 24 2013 4 -4
42 27 2012 5 -3
34 22 2011 1 -6
36 23 2010 2 -5
Number of days in January when the temperature in Boston dropped to 0 or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below
Year 0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
2017 0 18
2016 0 25
2015 1 29
2014 0 25
2013 0 25
2012 0 22
2011 1 29
2010 0 29

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Boston 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 (0.254 millimeters) or more.

Total precipitation for January in Boston
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
17 2017 4.3 108
4 2016 3.3 83
7 2015 3.6 91
7 2014 3.2 82
4 2013 1.1 28
5 2012 2.7 68
9 2011 4.6 116
6 2010 2.9 74

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Boston for January and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
2 2017 8.9 23
3 2016 9.5 24
5 2015 34.3 87
4 2014 21.8 55
2 2013 5.0 13
3 2012 6.8 17
7 2011 38.3 97
3 2010 13.2 34
Reference

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

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