Average Weather in December in Laurel Canada
Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 25°F to 19°F, rarely falling below -6°F or exceeding 41°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 11°F to 5°F, rarely falling below -19°F or exceeding 27°F.
For reference, on August 5, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Laurel typically range from 53°F to 74°F, while on January 1, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 19°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 Laurel experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 64% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 37% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on August 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 61%.
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 Laurel, 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 35% on July 4, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 13.
Probability of Precipitation 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 Laurel is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.6 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Laurel, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 17 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 35 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 4 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 7 hours, 29 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 7 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Laurel is 8:26 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 8:49 AM on December 29.
The earliest sunset is 4:14 PM on December 13 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:23 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Laurel 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 5:04 AM and sets 17 hours, 2 minutes later, at 10:06 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:47 AM and sets 7 hours, 29 minutes later, at 4:16 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Laurel is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 31, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% 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
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Laurel is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 10.1 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.5 miles per hour, while on August 2, 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
The growing season in Laurel typically lasts for 4.3 months (134 days), from around May 11 to around September 22, rarely starting before April 24 or after May 29, and rarely ending before September 5 or after October 9.
The month of December in Laurel 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 Laurel are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,394°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Laurel is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 0.8 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 0.7 kWh on December 21.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Laurel are 53.447 deg latitude, -113.382 deg longitude, and 2,352 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Laurel contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 197 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,355 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (591 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,414 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Laurel is covered by cropland (65%) and artificial surfaces (34%), within 10 miles by cropland (65%) and artificial surfaces (25%), and within 50 miles by cropland (84%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Laurel 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 Laurel.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Laurel 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 Laurel is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Laurel and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Edmonton Municipal CR10 , Alta. (52%, 16 kilometers, northwest); Edmonton International Airport (40%, 20 kilometers, southwest); and Camrose (8%, 59 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .