January is the coldest month of the year in Louisiana, with freezing nights in the northern portion of the state. The average high temperatures are in the 54°F (12.2°C) to 62°F (16.7°C), while the average low temperatures are in between the 33°F (0.6°C) to 47°F (8.3°C). Boothville on the Gulf Coast is between 47°F (8.3°C) to 62°F (16.7°C), while Monroe in the north averages between 33°F (0.6°C) to 55°F (12.8°C). The daily sunshine lasts for 6 to 7 hours, with snowfall a rarity. Precipitation is in the range of 5" (127mm) to 6" (152mm) and is heavier along the coast than the interior. Winter days are short, and the air is crisp. The atmosphere is perfect to taste the various craft beers, meads, and ciders. Dress in light layers as mornings and nights are cold. Temperature swings are rapid, and a sweater in the morning can give way for a tank top in the afternoon. January occasionally sees snowfall in northern Louisiana and can shut down roads due to lack of snow removal measures.