January weather forecast and climate
Michigan, USA

Flag of Michigan, USA
Flag of Michigan, USA

Weather in January

January is the coldest and snowiest month of the year in Michigan and the most challenging part of winter. The temperatures drop below 0°F (-17.8°C) and even touch -20°F (-28.9°C) in the northern highlands. Wind chill increases the impact of the cold exponentially as every additional mile of wind speed is equivalent to a few degrees drop in temperature. Lansing, the capital in the Lower Peninsula, registers temperatures in the 17°F (-8.3°C) to 30°F (-1.1°C) zone.
Snowfall records between 12" (305mm) to 30" (762mm) across the state and the numbers cross 50" (1270mm) in the Great Lakes region and the north. Dog sledding over the wintry wilderness is a popular activity. The frozen lakes offer opportunities to drill a hole for ice fishing and catch a prized fish. Harness up and climb the majestic icefalls at the peak of the winter.
Drive carefully, as there is a significant chance to come across moose ambling across the icy roads. January is the time for the warmest winter coats amid snowstorms in Michigan.
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