February is scarily cold in the majority of Michigan with short days and long nights. The average high temperatures statewide are in the cold 26°F (-3.3°C) to 35°F (1.7°C) range, while the average low temperatures are in the frigid zone of 3°F (-16.1°C) to 21°F (-6.1°C). Frankfort, in the north, has average temperatures in the 19°F (-7.2°C) to 31°F (-0.6°C) in February compared to Ann Arbor in the southeast between 20°F (-6.7°C) to 35°F (1.7°C). Snowfall is to the tune of 10" (254mm) to 30" (762mm) statewide, but the precipitation is light and steady. The daily sunshine of 5 hours and gloomy skies deter outdoor activities. The cold air hurts the nose and the lungs. Hit the gently rolling slopes skiing, tubing, or snowboarding. Winter is the perfect time to explore the wooded backcountry with miles of snowmobiling trails. Snowshoeing paths and biking trails cover the white landscape. The heavy snow keeps the trails closed in the state parks. Snowblowers and snowplows get plenty of work in February in Michigan.