December is cold in Ohio, with the average low temperatures in the freezing 22°F (-5.6°C) to 29°F (-1.7°C) range. The day temperatures also do not warm up much and remain in the cold 36°F (2.2°C) to 48°F (8.9°C) zone. Temperature variations depend a lot upon the altitude in the various parts of the state. The skies are gloomy for long periods as the sunlight lasts only for 3 to 4 hours during the day. Snowfall is significant in the north between 8" (203mm) to 10" (254mm), while the southern portion receives a light amount between 2" (51mm) to 4" (102mm). Wind speeds in excess of 15mph (24.1km/h) exacerbate the effect of the cold. The ground is occasionally white with shin-high snow making it difficult to move without proper footwear. Scraping icy windshields is a regular feature of the winter, and it makes sense to install a remote start in the vehicle to avoid the daily trouble. Winter coats, caps, and gloves step out of closets as the conditions become chilly in Ohio in December.