December Weather in Kondol’ Russia
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 27°F to 21°F, rarely falling below 5°F or exceeding 37°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 17°F to 11°F, rarely falling below -10°F or exceeding 31°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kondol’ typically range from 57°F to 78°F, while on February 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 7°F to 19°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December in Kondol’
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on December. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in December in Kondol’
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
Wakefield, Michigan, United States (5,086 miles away); Powassan, Canada (4,866 miles); and Shawinigan, Canada (4,660 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kondol’ (view comparison).
The month of December in Kondol’ experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 77% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 25% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 80%, while on July 25, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December in Kondol’
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kondol’, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 18% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 27% on June 26, and its lowest chance is 12% on March 24.
Over the course of December in Kondol’, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 11% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December in Kondol’
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Kondol’ is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December in Kondol’
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day snowfall during December in Kondol’ is gradually increasing, starting the month at 5.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.5 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 5.9 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.2 inches or falls below 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Snowfall in December in Kondol’
Over the course of December in Kondol’, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 17 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 35 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 7 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 7 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December in Kondol’
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kondol’ is 7:49 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 8:12 AM on December 30.
The earliest sunset is 3:43 PM on December 13 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 3:53 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Kondol’ during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 3:34 AM and sets 16 hours, 54 minutes later, at 8:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets 7 hours, 36 minutes later, at 3:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December in Kondol’
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for December 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in December in Kondol’
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kondol’ is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December in Kondol’
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This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Kondol’ is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 11.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 10, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.8 miles per hour, while on July 28, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December in Kondol’
The hourly average wind direction in Kondol’ throughout December is predominantly from the south, with a peak proportion of 39% on December 25.
Wind Direction in December in Kondol’
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Kondol’ typically lasts for 5.1 months (154 days), from around April 30 to around October 1, rarely starting before April 11 or after May 22, and rarely ending before September 12 or after October 22.
The month of December in Kondol’ is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December in Kondol’
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kondol’ are essentially constant during December, remaining around 2,021°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December in Kondol’
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kondol’ is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 0.7 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 0.6 kWh on December 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December in Kondol’
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kondol’ are 52.819 deg latitude, 45.058 deg longitude, and 656 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kondol’ contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 230 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 725 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (433 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (682 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kondol’ is covered by cropland (95%), within 10 miles by cropland (75%) and grassland (18%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kondol’, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kondol’.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kondol’ according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Kondol’ is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kondol’ and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:
To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Kondol’ and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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