Rochester - Recent January Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the January weather in Rochester, 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 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 Rochester had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

January temperature averages by year in Rochester
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
38 25 2020 3 -4
32 17 2019 0 -9
33 17 2018 1 -8
37 26 2017 3 -4
35 20 2016 2 -7
29 10 2015 -2 -12
29 13 2014 -2 -11
38 22 2013 3 -5
38 23 2012 3 -5
28 16 2011 -2 -9
30 18 2010 -1 -8
Number of days in January when the temperature in Rochester dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
0 24 2020 0
4 30 2019 0
3 27 2018 0
0 21 2017 0
0 28 2016 0
2 30 2015 0
4 29 2014 0
0 26 2013 0
0 25 2012 0
3 30 2011 0
3 29 2010 0

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Rochester 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 Rochester
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
17 2020 2.8 71
20 2019 2.6 65
18 2018 3.1 79
16 2017 2.8 70
18 2016 1.5 39
17 2015 1.8 44
17 2014 1.2 31
15 2013 1.5 38
21 2012 3.3 85
24 2011 1.7 42
17 2010 2.2 57

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Rochester for January and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
8 2020 21.8 55
8 2019 32.8 83
7 2018 33.0 84
4 2017 11.9 30
7 2016 20.2 51
9 2015 17.8 45
6 2014 20.8 53
3 2013 11.8 30
7 2012 20.0 51
11 2011 31.7 81
10 2010 33.9 86
Reference

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

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