Average Snowfall for North Carolina in January

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The tables below give monthly averages for snowfall during January at cities, towns and parks in North Carolina. The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.1 inches (0.25 centimetres) this month.

The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: North Carolina Mountains in the west, Piedmont in the center, and North Carolina Coast to the east.

North Carolina Mountains

Average total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
3.8 Asheville   4.2 10.7
4.9 Banner Elk   9.8 24.9
4.6 Boone 10.1 25.7
6.3 Grandfather Mountain 13.7 34.8
1.6 Highlands   4.0 10.2
1.1 Kerr Scott Reservoir   3.7   9.4
0.4 Morganton   0.8   2.0
1.7 Oconaluftee   4.3 10.9
1.1 Pisgah Forest   3.1   7.9
0.4 Waterville   0.6   1.5

Piedmont

January snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centimetres
1.0 Chapel Hill   1.7   4.3
1.0 Charlotte   2.1   5.3
0.9 Concord   1.4   3.6
0.4 Durham   1.3   3.3
0.1 Gastonia   0.6   1.5
1.4 Greensboro   3.4   8.6
0.9 Henderson   1.3   3.3
0.9 Hickory   4.2 10.7
0.4 High Point   1.2   3.0
1.5 Mount Airy   3.9   9.9
0.9 Raleigh   2.0   5.1

North Carolina Coast

Average snow for January
Days Place Inches Centimetres
0.3 Belhaven   0.6   1.5
0.4 Cape Hatteras   0.3   0.8
0.5 Cedar Island   1.1   2.8
0.4 Edenton   0.8   2.0
0.0 Elizabeth City   0.1   0.3
0.1 Fayetteville   0.4   1.0
1.2 Goldsboro   3.0   7.6
0.8 Greenville   1.5   3.8
0.2 Hofmann Forest   0.4   1.0
0.2 Manteo   0.5   1.3
0.1 Morehead City   0.3   0.8
0.1 New Bern   0.2   0.5
0.0 Southport   0.0   0.0
0.3 Wilmington   0.4   1.0
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

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