January weather forecast and climate
Pennsylvania, USA

Flag of Pennsylvania, USA
Flag of Pennsylvania, USA

Weather in January

January is generally the coldest month of the year in Pennsylvania as the temperatures plummet below 0°F (-17.8°C) in many places. The average low temperatures are in the frigid 12°F (-11.1°C) to 20°F (-6.7°C) zone, and the average high temperatures are in the 30°F (-1.1°C) to 40°F (4.4°C) range. Allentown in the east averages between 20°F (-6.7°C) to 36°F (2.2°C), while Bradford in the west is between 12°F (-11.1°C) to 30°F (-1.1°C).
Snowfall is heavy and averages 15" (381mm) - Erie alone accounts for 30" (762mm) of snow. The daylight is short, and the sunshine lasts hardly for 4 to 5 hours a day as cloud cover spreads over the entire state.
January attracts snow enthusiasts for activities like sleigh riding, dog sledding, snowshoeing, wind skating, and ice fishing, among others. Expect deep snowpack in the mountains and keep an eye for snowstorms and severe weather. Some of the Pennsylvania roads are the most dangerous to drive in the United States during winter -, while it is a good idea to avoid the state a visit during January at least stay away from driving in the rough weather!
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