Average Weather in December in Kilgore Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 63°F to 57°F, rarely falling below 41°F or exceeding 75°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 44°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 59°F.
For reference, on August 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Kilgore typically range from 74°F to 94°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 38°F to 57°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
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The month of December in Kilgore experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 43% to 48%.
The clearest day of the month is December 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 58% of the time.
For reference, on February 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Kilgore, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 35% on June 10, and its lowest chance is 21% on September 20.
Over the course of December in Kilgore, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 27% to 22%, 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 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in December
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during December in Kilgore is decreasing, starting the month at 4.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 7.3 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 0.8 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in December
Over the course of December in Kilgore, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 10 hours, 1 minute of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 10 hours, 11 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Kilgore is 7:03 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:20 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:13 PM on December 4 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:24 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Kilgore 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 6:12 AM and sets 14 hours, 17 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:16 AM and sets 10 hours, 1 minute later, at 5:18 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Kilgore is gradually decreasing during December, falling from 4% to 1% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 92% of the time, while on February 11, 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 Kilgore is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.3 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour, while on August 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.3 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Kilgore typically lasts for 8.4 months (257 days), from around March 8 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 16 or after March 29, and rarely ending before October 31 or after December 9.
The month of December in Kilgore is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of -0% on December 31.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Kilgore are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 137°F, from 6,041°F to 6,178°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Kilgore is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.8 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.7 kWh on December 24.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kilgore are 32.386 deg latitude, -94.876 deg longitude, and 344 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Kilgore contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 335 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (367 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (600 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Kilgore is covered by artificial surfaces (65%), trees (19%), and cropland (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (42%) and trees (39%), and within 50 miles by cropland (43%) and trees (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Kilgore 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 Kilgore.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kilgore 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 Kilgore is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kilgore and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gregg County Airport (53%, 15 kilometers, east); Rusk County Airport (23%, 26 kilometers, south); Gilmer, Fox Stephens Field - Gilmer Municipal Airport (15%, 35 kilometers, north); and Tyler Pounds Field (9%, 50 kilometers, west).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .