January is usually the coldest month of the year in New Hampshire as the temperatures are in a race towards the bottom. The bottom may hit -25°F (-31.7°C) or even lower. The average low temperatures are in the frigid -4°F (-20°C) to 15°F (-9.4°C), while the average high temperatures are in the 14°F (-10°C) to 34°F (1.1°C) zone. The days are short and cold, and the sunlight is meek at the maximum. January is also the snowiest month of the year and averages 20" (508mm) to 22" (559mm) in the state. Mount Washington registers 44" (1118mm) as the skiing season reaches its peak. The rugged mountains shine with powdery snow when the humidity and moisture content is low. New England weather is always unpredictable, so expect a few days of moderate sunshine amid the numbing cold. Do not invite peril by ignoring the weather forecasts, while planning winter visits to New Hampshire - Northeasters, the blizzards of high intensity, often sweep the state during the winter!