This report describes the typical weather at the North Las Vegas Airport (Las Vegas, Nevada, United States) weather station over the course of an average December 2. It is based on the historical records from 1999 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Las Vegas, Nevada has a hot desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (94%) and built-up areas (4%).
The temperature typically varies from 42°F to 58°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 66°F.
The coolest hours of the day are from 1am to 8am with the coldest at 6am, at which time the temperature is below 46°F three days out of four.
The warmest hours of the day are from 11am to 5pm with the hottest at 3pm, at which time the temperature is above 54°F three days out of four.
The day has gained half its heat by 10am and lost it again by 8pm.
On December 2 the Sun rises at 6:35am and sets at 4:25pm.
Solar noon is at 11:30am.
For reference, on the longest day of the year the Sun rises at 5:23am and sets at 8:01pm, while on the shortest day of the year it rises at 6:48am and sets at 4:30pm.
Astronomical twilight begins and ends 91 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:03am and 5:57pm, respectively.
Nautical twilight begins and ends 60 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 5:34am and 5:26pm, respectively.
Civil twilight begins and ends 28 minutes before sunrise and after sunset at 6:06am and 4:53pm, respectively.
Solar twilight begins and ends 39 minutes after sunrise and before sunset at 7:14am and 3:46pm, respectively.
The median cloud cover is 0% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the day.
On average, the sky is clear or mostly clear 85% of the time, partly cloudy 2% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 11% of the time.
There is a 9% chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during the day.
The average measured liquid-equivalent quantity of precipitation is 0.008". Among only those days for which there is at least some measured precipitation, the average is 0.171" and the total rarely exceeds 0.192".
When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of slight rain (65% of days with precipitation have at worst slight rain) and moderate rain (25%).
Precipitation is most likely around 5pm and least likely around 7am.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location on December 2 or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 29% (dry) to 49% (comfortable), rarely dropping below 16% (dry), or exceeding 70% (mildly humid).
The air is driest at 2pm, at which time the relative humidity is less than 33% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid at 5am, exceeding 38% (comfortable) three days out of four.
The dew point ranges from 21°F to 24°F with an average of 23°F.
For reference, comfortable indoor conditions should have a relative humidity between 30% and 50% with a dew point of less than 65°F.
The wind speed is 6 mph (light breeze) on average and is rarely outside the range 1 mph to 13 mph (light air to moderate breeze). The wind speed does not vary substantially during the course of the day.
The wind is most often out of the north west (23% of the time) and north (16% of the time). The wind is least often out of the north east (3% of the time) and south west (3% of the time).