Average Weather in December in Throckmorton Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 62°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 40°F to 34°F, rarely falling below 23°F or exceeding 53°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Throckmorton typically range from 75°F to 97°F, while on January 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 34°F to 56°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
Laghouat, Algeria (5,591 miles away); Reyhanlı, Turkey (6,860 miles); and Turaif, Saudi Arabia (7,189 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Throckmorton (view comparison).
The month of December in Throckmorton experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.
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 24, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 43%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 75%.
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 Throckmorton, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 11%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on June 2, and its lowest chance is 10% on January 11.
Over the course of December in Throckmorton, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 13% to 9%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, 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 Throckmorton is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 1.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.1 inches or falls below 0.1 inches, and ending the month at 1.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 2.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Throckmorton, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 7 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Throckmorton is 7:22 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:39 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:29 PM on December 3 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:39 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Throckmorton during 2021, 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 6:28 AM and sets 14 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:49 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:36 AM and sets 9 hours, 57 minutes later, at 5:33 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for December 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Throckmorton is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 48% 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 Throckmorton is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 10.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 2, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.3 miles per hour, while on August 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during December is 10.1 miles per hour on December 19.
Average Wind Speed in December
The wind direction in Throckmorton during December is predominantly out of the south from December 1 to December 22 and the north from December 22 to December 31.
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Throckmorton typically lasts for 8.0 months (246 days), from around March 16 to around November 17, rarely starting before February 20 or after April 10, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 6.
The month of December in Throckmorton is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season decreasing from 18% to -0% 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 Throckmorton are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 101°F, from 6,001°F to 6,102°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Throckmorton is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 3.1 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 3.0 kWh on December 22.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Throckmorton are 33.179 deg latitude, -99.178 deg longitude, and 1,312 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Throckmorton contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 187 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,338 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (574 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,168 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Throckmorton is covered by grassland (74%) and shrubs (19%), within 10 miles by grassland (76%) and shrubs (15%), and within 50 miles by grassland (55%) and cropland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Throckmorton, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Throckmorton.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Throckmorton 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 Throckmorton is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Throckmorton and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Stephens County Airport (31%, 58 kilometers, southeast); Graham Municipal Airport (30%, 59 kilometers, east); Abilene Regional Airport (14%, 98 kilometers, southwest); Kickapoo Downtown Airport (14%, 99 kilometers, northeast); and Wilbarger Co (11%, 117 kilometers, north).
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .