New York City - Recent January Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the January weather in New York City, New York 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 days that dropped below freezing each January. Then there's information on how much rain and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often New York City had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Central Park.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

January temperature averages by year in New York City
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
45 33 2020 7 1
39 26 2019 4 -3
39 25 2018 4 -4
43 33 2017 6 1
41 28 2016 5 -2
36 24 2015 2 -5
36 22 2014 2 -6
41 29 2013 5 -2
44 30 2012 7 -1
35 25 2011 2 -4
38 27 2010 3 -3
Number of days in January when the temperature in New York City dropped to 0 or 32 degrees Fahrenheit or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
0 11 2020 0
0 23 2019 0
0 22 2018 0
0 12 2017 0
0 22 2016 0
0 25 2015 0
0 24 2014 0
0 18 2013 0
0 13 2012 0
0 28 2011 0
0 22 2010 0

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on New York City 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 New York City
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
9 2020 1.9 49
10 2019 3.6 91
9 2018 2.2 55
15 2017 4.8 123
5 2016 4.4 112
11 2015 5.2 133
13 2014 2.8 71
10 2013 2.8 70
10 2012 3.2 82
11 2011 4.9 125
8 2010 2.1 53

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in New York City for January and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
1 2020 2.3 6
0 2019 1.1 3
1 2018 11.2 28
3 2017 7.9 20
1 2016 27.9 71
6 2015 16.9 43
4 2014 19.7 50
1 2013 1.5 4
1 2012 4.3 11
8 2011 35.9 91
1 2010 2.1 5
Reference

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

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