Average Weather in December in White Cloud Michigan, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 39°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 18°F or exceeding 52°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 26°F to 19°F, rarely falling below 5°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on July 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in White Cloud typically range from 59°F to 82°F, while on January 29, the coldest day of the year, they range from 15°F to 28°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
Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine (5,057 miles away); Lermontov, Russia (5,613 miles); and Kyzyldzhar, Uzbekistan (6,374 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to White Cloud (view comparison).
The month of December in White Cloud experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 62% to 69%.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 38% of the time.
For reference, on January 26, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 70%, while on August 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 67%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In White Cloud, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 25% and ending it at 22%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 33% on September 22, and its lowest chance is 17% on February 9.
Over the course of December in White Cloud, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 13% to 7%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow increases from 7% to 10%.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in White Cloud is decreasing, starting the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.0 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.7 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.8 inches.
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 White Cloud is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.4 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in White Cloud, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 8 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in White Cloud is 7:56 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 20 minutes later at 8:16 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:06 PM on December 9 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 5:16 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in White Cloud 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 6:01 AM and sets 15 hours, 26 minutes later, at 9:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 56 minutes later, at 5:09 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in White Cloud is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 29% of the time, while on November 16, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in December
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in White Cloud is gradually increasing during December, increasing from 11.6 miles per hour to 12.1 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on January 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.4 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
White Cloud 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 in White Cloud is decreasing during December, falling by 4°F, from 44°F to 40°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
The growing season in White Cloud typically lasts for 4.9 months (149 days), from around May 9 to around October 5, rarely starting before April 20 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 19 or after October 21.
The month of December in White Cloud is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in White Cloud are essentially constant during December, remaining within 2°F of 2,520°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in White Cloud is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.4 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.3 kWh on December 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of White Cloud are 43.550 deg latitude, -85.772 deg longitude, and 866 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of White Cloud contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 144 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 864 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (614 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,142 feet).
The area within 2 miles of White Cloud is covered by trees (62%), cropland (17%), and artificial surfaces (16%), within 10 miles by trees (72%) and cropland (16%), and within 50 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in White Cloud 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 White Cloud.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and White Cloud 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 White Cloud is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between White Cloud and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fremont Municipal Airport (53%, 23 kilometers, southwest); Roben-Hood Airport (37%, 29 kilometers, northeast); and Mason County Airport (10%, 69 kilometers, northwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .