Average Weather in December in Apison Tennessee, United States
Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 38°F to 33°F, rarely falling below 20°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 21, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Apison typically range from 70°F to 88°F, while on January 24, the coldest day of the year, they range from 32°F to 49°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 Apison experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 48% to 55%.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 52% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 55%, while on September 20, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Apison, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 29% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on July 9, and its lowest chance is 21% on October 16.
Over the course of December in Apison, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 28% 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
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Apison is decreasing, starting the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.5 inches or falls below 2.0 inches, and ending the month at 4.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.5 inches or falls below 1.8 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 4.8 inches on December 1.
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 Apison is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Apison, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 48 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 58 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Apison is 7:29 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:48 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:28 PM on December 5 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:38 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Apison 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 6:26 AM and sets 14 hours, 31 minutes later, at 8:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:44 AM and sets 9 hours, 48 minutes later, at 5:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Apison is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 86% of the time, while on January 23, 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 Apison is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 26, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.6 miles per hour, while on August 1, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Apison typically lasts for 7.2 months (222 days), from around March 28 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 16, and rarely ending before October 18 or after November 23.
The month of December in Apison is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season gradually decreasing from 3% to -0% 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 Apison are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 58°F, from 4,612°F to 4,669°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Apison is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.5 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.4 kWh on December 25.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Apison are 35.024 deg latitude, -85.024 deg longitude, and 909 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Apison contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 328 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 897 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (827 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,694 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Apison is covered by trees (63%) and cropland (36%), within 10 miles by trees (55%) and cropland (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (72%) and cropland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Apison 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 Apison.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Apison 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 Apison is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Apison and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lovell Field (68%, 16 kilometers, west); Dalton Municipal Airport (23%, 36 kilometers, southeast); Crossville Memorial Airport (4.6%, 103 kilometers, north); and Western Carolina Regional Airport (4.4%, 107 kilometers, east).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .