Average Weather in December in Elk Point Canada
Daily high temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 22°F to 14°F, rarely falling below -9°F or exceeding 37°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 8°F to -1°F, rarely falling below -24°F or exceeding 25°F.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Elk Point typically range from 53°F to 74°F, while on January 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from -1°F to 14°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 Elk Point experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 69% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is December 9, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 32% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 73%, while on August 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 62%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Elk Point, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 9% and ending it at 7%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on July 4, and its lowest chance is 5% on February 16.
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 Elk Point is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.3 inches on December 1.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Elk Point, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 18 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 36 seconds, and weekly decrease of 4 minutes, 10 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 7 hours, 23 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 7 hours, 47 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Elk Point is 8:18 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 23 minutes later at 8:42 AM on December 29.
The earliest sunset is 4:01 PM on December 13 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:11 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Elk Point 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 4:51 AM and sets 17 hours, 8 minutes later, at 9:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:40 AM and sets 7 hours, 23 minutes later, at 4:03 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Elk Point is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 17, 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
The average hourly wind speed in Elk Point is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 3, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.6 miles per hour, while on August 2, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Elk Point typically lasts for 4.0 months (125 days), from around May 16 to around September 18, rarely starting before April 28 or after June 4, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 6.
The month of December in Elk Point 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 Elk Point are essentially constant during December, remaining around 1,351°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Elk Point is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 0.7 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 0.7 kWh on December 19.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Elk Point are 53.900 deg latitude, -110.902 deg longitude, and 1,995 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Elk Point contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 361 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,023 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,024 feet). Within 50 miles also contains very significant variations in elevation (1,135 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Elk Point is covered by cropland (83%), within 10 miles by cropland (73%) and trees (22%), and within 50 miles by cropland (65%) and trees (27%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Elk Point 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 Elk Point.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Elk Point 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 Elk Point is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Elk Point and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Lindbergh AGDM (45%, 22 kilometers, east); Bonnyville Airport (33%, 26 kilometers, northwest); Dupre Agcm (12%, 52 kilometers, north); and Vermilion (10%, 61 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .