Average Weather in December in Minkler California, United States
In Minkler, the month of December is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 4°F, from 61°F to 56°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 69°F or dropping below 48°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 56°F on December 27.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 42°F to 40°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 50°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 40°F on December 30.
For reference, on July 18, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Minkler typically range from 69°F to 97°F, while on December 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°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 Minkler experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 42% to 47%. 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 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on August 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Minkler, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is increasing, starting the month at 17% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 26% 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 Minkler is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.2 inches or falls below 0.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Minkler, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 39 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 50 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Minkler is 6:52 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:10 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:41 PM on December 6 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:51 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Minkler 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 5:39 AM and sets 14 hours, 41 minutes later, at 8:20 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:06 AM and sets 9 hours, 39 minutes later, at 4:45 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Minkler is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 26, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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
The average hourly wind speed in Minkler is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on June 4, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour, while on November 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.4 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 4.7 miles per hour on December 24.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Minkler is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.7 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.5 kWh on December 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Minkler are 36.724 deg latitude, -119.458 deg longitude, and 400 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Minkler contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 879 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 429 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,077 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (13,366 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Minkler is covered by cropland (73%) and grassland (25%), within 10 miles by cropland (59%) and grassland (36%), and within 50 miles by cropland (43%) and grassland (20%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Minkler 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Minkler.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Minkler 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 Minkler is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Minkler and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fresno Air Terminal Airport (55%, 24 kilometers, west); Visalia Municipal Airport (21%, 46 kilometers, south); Hanford Municipal Airport (20%, 48 kilometers, south); Mammoth Lakes Airport (1.8%, 115 kilometers, northeast); and Bishop Airport (3.0%, 121 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .