January Weather in the Southeast U.S.

January is the coldest average month of the year. Average high January temperature across the Southeast vary quite a bit, ranging from the low 40s to the low 60s, while low averages dip down to the 20s and 30s. Very occasionally glorious winter days may reach into the 70s or even higher, while in the mountains January typically produces the most snow of the year. In some years, coastal areas may experience a little bit of snow, but accumulation is normally minimal and short-lived.

State-by-State Average January Weather Tables

The following list contain average January temperatures and rainfall for several popular tourist destinations in different areas of:

  • Georgia
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

January Atlantic Ocean Water Temperatures

Average January Atlantic Ocean water temperatures dip to the mid-30 degree marks around Virginia and 50 degrees around North and South Carolina.

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Georgia - January Weather Table

Average January Weather Information for Ten Georgia Locations
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North Carolina - January Weather Table

Average January Weather Information for Ten North Carolina Locations

Current North Carolina Weather: National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

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South Carolina - January Weather Table

Average January Weather Information for Ten South Carolina Locations

Current South Carolina Weather: National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

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Tennessee - January Weather Table

Average January Weather Information for Ten Tennessee Locations
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Virginia - January Weather Table

Average January Weather Information for Ten Virginia Locations
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