Weather in January
is usually the coldest month of the year in Arkansas
, with the average low temperatures between 24°F (-4.4°C) to 34°F (1.1°C). The days are mild, with little difference in the different regions of the state, while the nights regularly drop below freezing. Little Rock, the capital in central Arkansas, registers cold to mild temperatures between the 31°F (-0.6°C) to 51°F (10.6°C) range.
Snowfall is light between 2" (51mm) to 4" (102mm) and mostly occurs in the northern parts such as Eureka Springs, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and Mountain Home. The southern region records the highest precipitation of the year of 4" (102mm) to 6" (152mm), while the rest of the state registers between 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm).
The sunlight lasts for 6 hours, even at the peak of the winter. Mountains always evince tourist interest in Arkansas, and the cold season offers romantic getaways with warm cabins for lodging. Winter coats are mandatory in hilly areas. Tourists from the American north find January weather delightful in Arkansas.