Average Weather in December in Queen City Texas, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 61°F to 55°F, rarely falling below 39°F or exceeding 73°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 5°F, from 43°F to 38°F, rarely falling below 25°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Queen City typically range from 74°F to 93°F, while on January 7, the coldest day of the year, they range from 37°F to 55°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 Queen City experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 44% to 48%.
The clearest day of the month is December 4, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 56% 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 71%.
Cloud Cover Categories in December
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Queen City, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is decreasing, starting the month at 28% and ending it at 23%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 37% on May 16, and its lowest chance is 21% on September 20.
Over the course of December in Queen City, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 28% to 21%, 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 Queen City is decreasing, starting the month at 4.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 8.0 inches or falls below 1.2 inches, and ending the month at 3.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.8 inches or falls below 0.9 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 Queen City is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Queen City, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 58 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 Queen City is 7:01 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:19 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:09 PM on December 4 and the latest sunset is 11 minutes later at 5:19 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Queen City 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 6:08 AM and sets 14 hours, 21 minutes later, at 8:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:15 AM and sets 9 hours, 58 minutes later, at 5:13 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Queen City is essentially constant during December, remaining within 1% of 1% throughout.
For reference, on July 22, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 93% of the time, while on January 20, 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 Queen City is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.5 miles per hour, while on July 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.2 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Queen City typically lasts for 8.4 months (258 days), from around March 7 to around November 20, rarely starting before February 10 or after April 1, and rarely ending before November 1 or after December 10.
The month of December in Queen City is more likely than not fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season rapidly decreasing from 23% to 1% 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 Queen City are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 115°F, from 5,796°F to 5,911°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Queen City is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.7 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.6 kWh on December 26.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Queen City are 33.149 deg latitude, -94.150 deg longitude, and 308 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Queen City contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 138 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 318 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (282 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (486 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Queen City is covered by trees (56%) and cropland (32%), within 10 miles by trees (58%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (46%) and cropland (35%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Queen City 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 Queen City.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Queen City 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 Queen City is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Queen City and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Texarkana Regional Airport (49%, 36 kilometers, north); Harrison County Airport (18%, 71 kilometers, south); Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (17%, 76 kilometers, west); and Shreveport Downtown Airport (16%, 77 kilometers, southeast).
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .