January is the snowiest month of the year in Nevada with 3" (76mm) to 12" (305mm) of snow. The northern and central regions contribute most of the snowfall, while the south hardly sees any. The average high temperatures are between 36°F (2.2°C) to 65°F (18.3°C), while the average low temperatures are in the 9°F (-12.8°C) to 43°F (6.1°C) range. Carson City, the capital in the Reno area averages between 22°F (-5.6°C) to 45°F (7.2°C), Spring Valley State Park in central Nevada is cold between 9°F (-12.8°C) to 43°F (6.1°C). The diurnal temperature difference is more than 30°F (-1.1°C) during most of the month. Most of the scarce precipitation occurs in the western and southern portions of the state. The 8 hours of sunshine keeps the days warm, but conditions become rapidly chilly after sunset. Skiing enthusiasts find joy in the mountains where the snow accumulates in large quantities. All-wheel drives are preferable on slushy roads and parking areas to stop vehicles from doing donuts. Overall, January is an off-season for tourism in Nevada.