Madison, WI Climate in January

Temperature for January

In Madison, WI during January the average high temperature is 28.2°F. The hottest day on record was January 25, 1981 when the temperature recorded was 55.0°F.

Madison, WI daily average and extreme temperature range for January

Low Temperature

Overnight in January the average temperature drops below freezing at 9.8°F, with the lowest temperature of -36.0°F being recorded on January 30, 1951. On average there are 19 days in January when the temperature stays below freezing all day. In the worst January there were 31 days when the temperature did not make it above freezing. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 27 and 31 times in January.

Precipitation for January

In January the average monthly rainfall in Madison, WI is 1.33 inches with rain usually falling on between 4 and 5 days. 1948 was the driest January with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1973 was the wettest January with 7.44 inches of rain. The wettest single day in January was 27 January 1973 when 1.65 inches of rain fell.

In January it usually snows on between 15 and 16 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.