January weather forecast and climate
Iowa, USA

Flag of Iowa, USA
Flag of Iowa, USA

Weather in January

January is the coldest month of the year in Iowa, with temperatures in the frigid zone. The average temperatures in the western part of the state are between 5°F (-15°C) to 34°F (1.1°C); central is between 7°F (-13.9°C) to 32°F (0°C), while the eastern is in the 5°F (-15°C) to 34°F (1.1°C) range.
January is the snowiest month of the year with a statewide average of 8" (203mm) to 10" (254mm) - Mason City in central Iowa is one of the highest accumulators of snow at 10.8" (274mm). Humidity is 70% in most regions, and the skies are cloudy many times.
Reduced sunshine limits daylight to a few hours and the sun may even hide for days. Iowa has few spots for skiing during the winter due to the lack of thick snow and mountain slopes. Consequently, January is a discount season, as it does not attract many visitors to the state - instead, the cold drives the snowbirds from Iowa towards the south in search of warm winters.
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