Average Weather in December in Pixley California, United States
In Pixley, the month of December is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 5°F, from 60°F to 56°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 68°F or dropping below 47°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 56°F on December 29.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 39°F to 37°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 48°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 37°F on December 30.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pixley typically range from 64°F to 98°F, while on December 30, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 56°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 Pixley experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 41% to 46%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 47% on December 28.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48%, while on August 9, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Pixley, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually increasing, starting the month at 15% and ending it at 19%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on February 21, and its lowest chance is 1% on August 9.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Pixley is increasing, starting the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.4 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Pixley, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 22, with 9 hours, 43 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Pixley is 6:49 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:07 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:42 PM on December 5 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 4:53 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Pixley 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 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 36 minutes later, at 8:17 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:04 AM and sets 9 hours, 43 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Pixley is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time, while on November 13, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
The average hourly wind speed in Pixley is essentially constant during December, remaining around 2.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.6 miles per hour, while on November 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pixley is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 2.7 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.6 kWh on December 26.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Pixley are 35.969 deg latitude, -119.292 deg longitude, and 272 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pixley is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 39 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 271 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (230 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (11,749 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pixley is covered by cropland (98%), within 10 miles by cropland (92%), and within 50 miles by cropland (49%) and grassland (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pixley 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Pixley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pixley 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 Pixley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pixley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Porterville Municipal Airport (62%, 22 kilometers, east); Visalia Municipal Airport (26%, 40 kilometers, north); and Meadows Field (13%, 63 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .