Average Weather in December in Bagley Minnesota, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 26°F to 17°F, rarely falling below -2°F or exceeding 40°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 11°F, from 12°F to 2°F, rarely falling below -20°F or exceeding 28°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Bagley typically range from 58°F to 79°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from -1°F to 16°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 Bagley experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 61% to 66%.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 39% of the time.
For reference, on February 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 68%, while on July 31, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 73%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Bagley, 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 40% on June 29, and its lowest chance is 5% on January 24.
Over the course of December in Bagley, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 0% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 7% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Bagley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall 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 Bagley is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.9 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Bagley, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 8 hours, 26 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 8 hours, 44 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Bagley is 7:48 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 21 minutes later at 8:09 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:30 PM on December 11 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 4:40 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Bagley 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 5:24 AM and sets 15 hours, 59 minutes later, at 9:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:06 AM and sets 8 hours, 26 minutes later, at 4:32 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Bagley is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 13% of the time, while on October 23, 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 Bagley is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 11.9 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 12.7 miles per hour, while on July 27, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.7 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during December is 11.8 miles per hour on December 10.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Bagley typically lasts for 4.6 months (140 days), from around May 11 to around September 28, rarely starting before April 22 or after May 28, and rarely ending before September 11 or after October 16.
The month of December in Bagley 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 Bagley are essentially constant during December, remaining around 2,032°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Bagley is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 1.3 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 1.2 kWh on December 20.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bagley are 47.522 deg latitude, -95.398 deg longitude, and 1,499 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Bagley contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 135 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,474 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (299 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,089 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Bagley is covered by cropland (47%) and trees (46%), within 10 miles by cropland (48%) and trees (48%), and within 50 miles by trees (42%) and cropland (42%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Bagley 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 Bagley.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bagley 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 Bagley is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bagley and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Fosston Municipal Airport (44%, 29 kilometers, west); Bemidji-Beltrami County Airport (35%, 35 kilometers, east); Park Rapids Municipal-Konshok Field Airport (12%, 73 kilometers, south); and Detroit Lakes Airport (9%, 85 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .