Average Weather in December in Buckhorn California, United States
In Buckhorn, the month of December is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 2°F, from 53°F to 51°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 62°F or dropping below 41°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 50°F on December 23.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 38°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 46°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 36°F on December 23.
For reference, on July 28, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Buckhorn typically range from 62°F to 87°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 50°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in December
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
The month of December in Buckhorn experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 55% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 47% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 58%, while on July 29, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Buckhorn, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 30% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 34% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on July 23.
Over the course of December in Buckhorn, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 27% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Buckhorn is increasing, starting the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.4 inches or falls below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during December in Buckhorn is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Buckhorn, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 41 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Buckhorn is 7:00 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:19 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:41 PM on December 7 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:51 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Buckhorn during 2017, but it neither starts nor ends during December, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 51 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:15 AM and sets 9 hours, 29 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Buckhorn is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
The average hourly wind speed in Buckhorn is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 22, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.3 miles per hour, while on September 24, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 6.3 miles per hour on December 24.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Buckhorn typically lasts for 7.5 months (229 days), from around April 7 to around November 21, rarely starting before March 1 or after May 4, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 18.
The month of December in Buckhorn is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 33% to 3% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Buckhorn is essentially constant during December, remaining within 9°F of 3,431°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Buckhorn is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.3 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.2 kWh on December 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Buckhorn are 38.452 deg latitude, -120.529 deg longitude, and 3,199 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Buckhorn contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,736 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,181 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (4,918 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (11,526 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Buckhorn is covered by trees (60%) and shrubs (40%), within 10 miles by trees (69%) and shrubs (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and shrubs (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Buckhorn year round, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Buckhorn.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Buckhorn and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Placerville Airport (66%, 35 kilometers, northwest); Lake Tahoe Airport (13%, 68 kilometers, northeast); Stockton Metropolitan Airport (11%, 87 kilometers, southwest); and Bridgeport Sonora Junction (10%, 89 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .