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Point Barrow weather in January (Alaska, United States of America)

What can you expect from the weather in Point Barrow during January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In January, Point Barrow generally has very low temperatures and low snowfall. January falls within the winter season. Daytime temperatures hover around -20°C, while nights can cool down to about -26°C. Typically, it's the chilliest month of the year. Making it a great time for staying indoors and enjoying the warmth. Make sure you're prepared by packing the right winter outfits.

Point Barrow in January usually receives low snowfall, averaging around 14 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around of snow.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Point Barrow. June typically offers the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Point Barrow climate page with graphs.


Point Barrow, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -26°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature -20°C  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 14 mm  
HumidityHumidity 73%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  

Where to go in the United States of America in January

Find out more about the weather in the United States of America in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Point Barrow in January?

Visitors traveling to Point Barrow should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat. There will be periods of snow.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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