Fairbanks, AK Climate in January

Temperature for January

In Fairbanks, AK during January the average high temperature is -0.7°F. The hottest day on record was January 17, 2009 when the temperature recorded was 52.0°F.

Fairbanks, AK daily average and extreme temperature range for January

Low Temperature

Overnight in January the average temperature drops below freezing at -18.4°F, with the lowest temperature of -59.1°F being recorded on January 19, 1971. On average there are 30 days in January when the temperature stays below freezing all day. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 30 and 31 times in January.

Precipitation for January

In January the average monthly rainfall in Fairbanks, AK is 0.45 inches with rain usually falling on between 0 and 1 days. 1947 was the driest January with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest January with 5.45 inches of rain. The wettest single day in January was 29 January 1973 when 2.20 inches of rain fell.

In January it usually snows on between 14 and 15 days. In January there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in January.