November is the end of the autumn season in New Hampshire and the gateway to the winter with temperatures in the average range of 25°F (-3.9°C) to 50°F (10°C) in the state. Bethlehem in the north averages 24°F (-4.4°C) to 44°F (6.7°C), while Durham in the south is between 31°F (-0.6°C) to 50°F (10°C). Rain accumulates in the 3" (76mm) to 4" (102mm) range in the state as November records the first snow of the season. Snowfall is to the tune of an average of 5" (127mm), while the mountains easily surpass 20" (508mm). Sunny days become increasingly rare, and the sunlight averages a daily 4 hours. The peak of the fall foliage season is over, and many of the trees show bare limbs with the arrival of winter. November witnesses the first snowstorms of the season as the temperatures gradually deteriorate. Nights are in the grip of cold though it is not as severe as the winter. November is a tourist off-season as it falls between the end of the autumn season and the start of the ski season.