January weather forecast and climate
Virginia, USA

Flag of Virginia, USA
Flag of Virginia, USA

Weather in January

January is the peak of the winter season in Virginia, with the average low temperatures dropping to 26°F (-3.3°C). Nights are below freezing in the state, including the coastal regions. Richmond, the capital, and Arlington, both in the Piedmont region, have average temperatures in the 28°F (-2.2°C) to 47°F (8.3°C) range.
Precipitation is to the tune of 3" (76mm) to 3.5" (89mm), with the mountains and coasts rainier than the interior. January is the snowiest month of the year with 8" (203mm) to 12" (305mm) of snowfall in the western mountains. The days are short, with a daily 6 hours of weak sunshine. The western and central parts of the state are generally warmer than the eastern one.
Nor'easters occasionally move up the coast and bring heavy snowfall. Mountain resorts have ample snow to satiate the appetite of snow lovers. Cottages provide comfortable stays without the effort of snow shoveling in the cold season. January days are much warmer in Virginia compared to the northeastern part of the United States.
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