January is the coldest month of the year in Tennessee when the temperatures drop in the frigid zone of 22°F (-5.6°C) to 33°F (0.6°C) at night. The average temperatures in Nashville, the capital in middle Tennessee, are between 28°F (-2.2°C) to 47°F (8.3°C), while they are a little milder in Memphis in the west between 33°F (0.6°C) to 50°F (10°C) range. Day temperatures are mild in the 46°F (7.8°C) to 50°F (10°C), with hardly 5 hours of weak sunshine. The eastern ranges receive 4" (102mm) to 5" (127mm) of snow, but the rest of the state sees negligible snowfall. The Knoxville area is chilly and prone to snowfall. The precipitation is in the 3" (76mm) to 5" (127mm) range and often accompanied by sleet. The skies remain partly cloudy in the absence of intense sunshine. Skiing is generally feasible only in a few resorts in the eastern mountains. Warm coats are a must in the winter, mainly due to the high wind speeds. Cold fronts regularly occur in the state at the peak of the cold season in January in Tennessee.