Average Weather in December in Mead Valley California, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 67°F to 64°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 77°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 63°F on December 26.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 43°F to 41°F, rarely falling below 33°F or exceeding 50°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 40°F on December 25.
For reference, on August 19, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Mead Valley typically range from 62°F to 91°F, while on December 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 40°F to 63°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 Mead Valley experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 36% to 40%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 40% on December 28.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 45%, while on September 7, 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 Mead Valley, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is increasing, starting the month at 11% and ending it at 16%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on February 20, and its lowest chance is 1% on June 25.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Mead Valley is increasing, starting the month at 1.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.8 inches, and ending the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.7 inches or falls below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Mead Valley, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 54 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 4 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Mead Valley is 6:36 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 6:54 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:40 PM on December 4 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 4:50 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Mead Valley 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 5:38 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 8:03 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:50 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 4:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Mead Valley is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 7, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 3% 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 Mead Valley is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 6.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 31, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during December is 6.8 miles per hour on December 31.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
Mead Valley 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 Mead Valley is gradually decreasing during December, falling by 2°F, from 62°F to 59°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in December
The growing season in Mead Valley typically lasts for 11 months (326 days), from around January 26 to around December 18, rarely starting after March 16, or ending before November 24.
During December in Mead Valley, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is rapidly decreasing falling from 81% to 37% 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 Mead Valley are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 133°F, from 4,507°F to 4,640°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Mead Valley is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 3.2 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 3.0 kWh on December 26.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mead Valley are 33.833 deg latitude, -117.296 deg longitude, and 1,699 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Mead Valley contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 692 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,724 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,254 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (11,457 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Mead Valley is covered by shrubs (60%) and grassland (37%), within 10 miles by shrubs (63%) and grassland (22%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (57%) and artificial surfaces (17%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Mead Valley 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 Mead Valley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Mead Valley 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 Mead Valley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Mead Valley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: March Air Reserve Base (83%, 9 kilometers, northeast); Riverside Municipal Airport (14%, 19 kilometers, northwest); and Oceanside, Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station (3.8%, 60 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .