February is a winter month in Wisconsin that is severely cold with heavy snowfall. The average high temperatures in the state are in the 26°F (-3.3°C) to 35°F (1.7°C) range, while the average low temperatures lie in the cold 3°F (-16.1°C) to 19°F (-7.2°C) zone. Madison, the state capital that lies in southwest Wisconsin, has average temperatures in the 15°F (-9.4°C) to 31°F (-0.6°C) compared to Rhinelander in the north between 4°F (-15.6°C) to 28°F (-2.2°C); Ashland near Lake Superior registers between 8°F (-13.3°C) to 27°F (-2.8°C). Snowfall is to the tune of an average of 10" (254mm) statewide, which is significantly less than that in the north and west. Sunshine lasts for an average of 13 days, and the gloomy days and dark skies do not bode well for outdoor activities. Mountain slopes are not famous for skiing as the state's highest point at Timms Hill is only 590 meters in altitude. Wrap up in warm winter clothes and caps that cover the ears lest the cold air will hurt them, even the nose and the lungs!