November signals the end of the autumn in Iowa as the temperatures drop substantially. Sunshine reduces to 4 to 5 hours, and the days become short. Cloudy skies are regular as the night temperatures plummet drastically. The average daily temperatures are mild 45°F (7.2°C) to 55°F (12.8°C), while the nights are colder - between 27°F (-2.8°C) and 35°F (1.7°C). The first snowflakes of the winter drop by November, and it is common to experience 2" (51mm) to 3" (76mm) of snow. Fort Dodge in central Iowa registers 25°F (-3.9°C) to 45°F (7.2°C), Iowa City in the east is between 31°F (-0.6°C) to 50°F (10°C), while Lake Park in the west averages 25°F (-3.9°C) to 44°F (6.7°C). The trees shed leaves by late fall, and the roads become icy, and the conditions are frosty. The majority of the tourist population leaves Iowa by the start of November as the weather becomes cold, and the snow is unsuitable for skiing due to lack of high mountain slopes. Expect cold to increase further and dress in warm winter clothes!