January weather forecast and climate
Kentucky, USA

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Weather in January

January is the peak of the winter in Kentucky, with average low temperatures at the nadir between 23°F (-5°C) to 28°F (-2.2°C). The days are mild to cold in the average range of 39°F (3.9°C) to 47°F (8.3°C) and receive weak sunshine of 4 hours. Frankfort, the capital in the north-central region, registers temperatures between 23°F (-5°C) to 42°F (5.6°C), while Mount Sterling in the east is relatively colder between 21°F (-6.1°C) to 41°F (5°C).
The precipitation is moderate in the 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm) range, but January is the snowiest month of the year and receives 4" (102mm) to 6" (152mm) of snow. Snow lovers can check Jackson in the east, which receives one of the highest snowfall in the state at 7" (178mm).
The skies are partly cloudy, and the atmosphere tends to be less humid than the summer. Warm winter coats offer comfort in the cold season as the wind can be chilly. January thaw is a warm spell in midwinter in Kentucky when temperatures remain above freezing for a few days.


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