January is the coldest month of the year in Arizona, with wide variations in temperatures across the state. Nights are below freezing in the northern and central parts but are mild in the south and west. Flagstaff in the north receives more than 60" (1524mm) of snow and is a popular skiing destination, while Williams and Grand Canyon Village also account for sizeable snowfall. Phoenix, the capital, rarely receives snow or ice and has comfortable temperatures between 46°F (7.8°C) to 69°F (20.6°C). The winter has plenty to offer as average temperatures vary from 17°F (-8.3°C) to 70°F (21.1°C), between night and day, and north and south. January is the snowiest month of the year, with the snowfall mainly concentrated in the northern and central regions. Arizona is one of the rare places where the winter is attractive to snow lovers as well as those who prefer the moderate warmth of the sun. The cold days of January see 8 to 9 hours of sunshine in Arizona.