Average Weather in December in Auburn Alabama, United States
In Auburn, the month of December is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing by 6°F, from 62°F to 56°F over the course of the month, and rarely exceeding 73°F or dropping below 43°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 44°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 58°F.
For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Auburn typically range from 72°F to 89°F, while on January 17, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°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 Auburn experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 44% to 51%.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 52%, while on October 8, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Auburn, 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 48% on July 17, and its lowest chance is 18% on October 16.
Over the course of December in Auburn, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 29% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 0% throughout.
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 in Auburn is essentially constant, remaining about 4.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 7.6 inches or falling below 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Auburn, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 10 hours, 0 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Auburn is 6:26 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 6:43 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:35 PM on December 3 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 4:46 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Auburn 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 5:34 AM and sets 14 hours, 18 minutes later, at 7:52 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:40 AM and sets 10 hours, 0 minutes later, at 4:40 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Auburn is essentially constant during December, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 90% of the time, while on January 17, 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 Auburn is essentially constant during December, remaining around 2.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 8, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 2.8 miles per hour, while on August 8, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 1.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Auburn is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 2.8 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.7 kWh on December 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Auburn are 32.610 deg latitude, -85.481 deg longitude, and 643 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Auburn contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 667 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (577 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,283 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Auburn is covered by artificial surfaces (80%) and trees (14%), within 10 miles by trees (74%) and cropland (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (80%) and cropland (12%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Auburn 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 Auburn.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Auburn 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 Auburn is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Auburn and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Auburn-Opelika Robert G Pitts Airport (94%, 4.5 kilometers, east); Thomas C Russell Field (3.3%, 56 kilometers, northwest); Maxwell Air Force Base / Montgomery (1.7%, 85 kilometers, west); and Troy Municipal Airport (1.4%, 97 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .