Average Weather in December in Lebec California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 54°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 40°F or exceeding 64°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 50°F on December 26.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 40°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 29°F or exceeding 48°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 37°F on December 23.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Lebec typically range from 65°F to 87°F, while on December 23, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 50°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 Lebec experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 41% to 46%. 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 59% of the time.
For reference, on February 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on August 26, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 90%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Lebec, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is increasing, starting the month at 12% and ending it at 17%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 21% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 23.
Over the course of December in Lebec, the chance of a day with only rain increases from 11% to 14%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain increases from 1% to 3%, 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 Lebec is increasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.9 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Lebec, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 49 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Lebec is 6:44 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:02 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:43 PM on December 5 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:54 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Lebec 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 5:42 AM and sets 14 hours, 30 minutes later, at 8:12 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:59 AM and sets 9 hours, 49 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Lebec is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Lebec is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour, while on August 11, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.0 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 7.5 miles per hour on December 10.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Lebec 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 Lebec is gradually decreasing during December, falling by 2°F, from 61°F to 59°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
The growing season in Lebec typically lasts for 8.0 months (243 days), from around March 31 to around November 29, rarely starting before February 18 or after May 1, and rarely ending before November 8 or after December 24.
The month of December in Lebec 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 6% 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 Lebec are essentially constant during December, remaining within 14°F of 3,562°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Lebec is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 3.0 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.8 kWh on December 26.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Lebec are 34.842 deg latitude, -118.865 deg longitude, and 4,026 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Lebec contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,578 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 3,833 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,103 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,819 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Lebec is covered by shrubs (58%) and grassland (34%), within 10 miles by shrubs (47%) and grassland (37%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (51%) and grassland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Lebec 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 Lebec.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Lebec 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 Lebec is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Lebec and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sandberg (73%, 17 kilometers, southeast); Tehachapi Municipal Airport (21%, 51 kilometers, northeast); and Meadows Field (5%, 68 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .