Average Weather in December in Salome Arizona, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 65°F to 61°F, rarely falling below 53°F or exceeding 73°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 61°F on December 24.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 42°F to 39°F, rarely falling below 31°F or exceeding 49°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 39°F on December 26.
For reference, on July 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Salome typically range from 76°F to 103°F, while on December 26, the coldest day of the year, they range from 39°F to 61°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 Salome experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 33% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 35% on December 27.
The clearest day of the month is December 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 70% of the time.
For reference, on February 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 37%, while on September 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 87%.
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 Salome, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is essentially constant, remaining around 8% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 14% on August 24, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 13.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Salome is essentially constant, remaining about 0.6 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.7 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Salome, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 20, 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 Salome is 7:21 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:39 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:25 PM on December 3 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:36 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Salome during 2020.
For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:24 AM and sets 14 hours, 24 minutes later, at 7:48 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:35 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 5:30 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Salome is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 16% of the time, while on October 26, 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 Salome is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour, while on August 26, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
The hourly average wind direction in Salome throughout December is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 42% on December 29.
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Salome typically lasts for 10 months (318 days), from around January 26 to around December 10, rarely starting after February 25, or ending before November 20.
The smallest chance that a given day will be within the growing season in Salome during December is 23% on December 30.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Salome are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 101°F, from 6,754°F to 6,854°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Salome is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.3 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 3.1 kWh on December 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Salome are 33.781 deg latitude, -113.615 deg longitude, and 1,903 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Salome contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 200 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,881 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (3,363 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (5,367 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Salome is covered by shrubs (97%), within 10 miles by shrubs (98%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (95%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Salome 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 Salome.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Salome 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 Salome is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Salome and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Buckeye Municipal Airport (36%, 95 kilometers, southeast); Blythe Airport (29%, 103 kilometers, west); Needles Airport (20%, 144 kilometers, northwest); and Ernest A. Love Field (15%, 147 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .