November sees a rapid drop in temperatures in North Dakota, with the end of the fall season. The fall foliage is past its peak, and the trees begin to show bare limbs by the second half of the month. The average high temperatures are in the cold 35°F (1.7°C) to 42°F (5.6°C) range, while average low temperatures are below freezing in the 15°F (-9.4°C) to 22°F (-5.6°C). The eastern portion of the state is colder than the west during the day, and the temperatures vary widely in the cold season. November sees light rainfall, and there is a marked decrease in the number of storms. Snowfall occurs everywhere and ranges from 5" (127mm) to 8" (203mm) across the state. The sunshine is between 4.5 to 5.5 hours a day, and the intensity of the sun is moderate at best. Cold air blasts from the Arctic region make their way to the heart of North Dakota to push down the temperatures in November.