Average Weather in December at Ft. Stewart Georgia, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 67°F to 62°F, rarely falling below 48°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 46°F to 42°F, rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 60°F.
For reference, on July 20, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Ft. Stewart typically range from 73°F to 92°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 61°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
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The month of December at Ft. Stewart experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 41% to 47%.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 59% of the time.
For reference, on July 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 56%, while on October 27, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Ft. Stewart, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 23% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 54% on August 9, and its lowest chance is 17% on October 30.
Probability of Precipitation in December
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 at Ft. Stewart is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.8 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December at Ft. Stewart, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 13 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month at Ft. Stewart is 7:08 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:26 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:21 PM on December 3 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:32 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed at Ft. Stewart during 2018, 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 6:21 AM and sets 14 hours, 14 minutes later, at 8:35 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:22 AM and sets 10 hours, 4 minutes later, at 5:26 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
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 at Ft. Stewart is gradually decreasing during December, falling from 8% to 4% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 4, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 98% of the time, while on January 30, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
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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 at Ft. Stewart is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.0 miles per hour, while on August 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Ft. Stewart is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature at Ft. Stewart is gradually decreasing during December, falling by 3°F, from 66°F to 63°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
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 at Ft. Stewart typically lasts for 8.8 months (270 days), from around March 4 to around November 29, rarely starting before February 7 or after March 29, and rarely ending before November 6 or after December 23.
The month of December at Ft. Stewart 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 46% to 4% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
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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 at Ft. Stewart are increasing during December, increasing by 187°F, from 6,073°F to 6,260°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
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 at Ft. Stewart is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.0 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.9 kWh on December 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ft. Stewart are 31.883 deg latitude, -81.567 deg longitude, and 33 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ft. Stewart is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 72 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 39 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (89 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (308 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ft. Stewart is covered by trees (68%) and artificial surfaces (26%), within 10 miles by trees (69%) and herbaceous vegetation (20%), and within 50 miles by trees (43%) and herbaceous vegetation (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Ft. Stewart 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
Ft. Stewart has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Savannah International Airport; Hunter U. S. Army Airfield; Jesup Wayne County Airport; Statesboro, Statesboro-Bulloch County Airport; Naval Air Station Glynco; Malcolm Mc Kinnon Airport; Plantation Airpark; and Vidalia Regional Airport.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
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