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January Weather In Columbus  
January Columbus Weather
Record High: 74°F
Normal High: 36°F
Normal Low: 20°F
Record Low: -22°F
Avg Monthly Rain: 2.53"
Rec 1 Day Rain: 4.79"
Avg Monthly Snow: 8.9"
Rec 1 Day Snow: 8.8"

Columbus Weather In January

The highest recorded temperature for Columbus Ohio for the past 71 years in January was 74 degrees Fahrenheit, on January 26, 1950, while the standard high temperature is 36. The record low January temperature in Columbus for the last 71 years was -22 most recently encountered on January 18, 1994, while the regular low temperature for a given day during the month is 20.

United States National Weather Service historical Columbus January weather data indicates that on January 20, 1985, the measured high temperature did not exceed -5 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Columbus in the past 71 years. NWS weather data additionally shows that on January 25, 1950, the lowest recorded temperature on that day did not drop below 58 degrees, the highest low measured in Columbus in the last 71 years.

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in Columbus in January on the first day of the month averages 38 degrees and the high on the last day of the month averages 35 degrees. The average recorded low temperature in Columbus on January First is 24 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low on the last day of January is 20 degrees.

Columbus typically receives an average of 2.53 inches of rain during the month. The most rain recorded in a single day, as shown by January Columbus Weather data, was 4.79 inches on January 21, 1959. Columbus receives an average of 8.9 inches of snow in January.On January 7, 1996 Columbus received 8.8 inches of precipitation, the highest snowfall recorded in a single day in January.