January is usually the coldest month of the year in Utah, with the temperatures falling below 0°F (-17.8°C) in the north and eastern parts. The average low temperatures are in the frigid 3°F (-16.1°C) to 31°F (-0.6°C) zone, while the average high temperatures are in the cold 27°F (-2.8°C) to 54°F (12.2°C) range. Salt Lake City, the capital in north-central Utah averages between a cold 22°F (-5.6°C) to 37°F (2.8°C), while Roosevelt in the northeastern portion is in the icy 3°F (-16.1°C) to 31°F (-0.6°C) range. Snowfall ranges from a moderate 5" (127mm) in all regions except the north where it registers 15" (381mm). The arid lands see a rapid drop in temperatures after sunset even though the days have adequate sunshine. Rainfall is scarce, and microclimates vary between alpine to cold desert conditions. Snowshoeing and tubing are the easiest ways for families to enjoy the snow. Keep warm in layers of clothing while moving outdoors. January is an off-season for tourism, but a great time for snow lovers and skiers.