Average Weather in December in Sallisaw Oklahoma, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 56°F to 50°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 70°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 37°F to 30°F, rarely falling below 17°F or exceeding 50°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sallisaw typically range from 71°F to 93°F, while on January 16, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 50°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 Sallisaw experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 46% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 48% on December 27.
The clearest day of the month is December 1, 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 48%, 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 Sallisaw, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is decreasing, starting the month at 22% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 21, and its lowest chance is 16% on January 19.
Over the course of December in Sallisaw, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 21% to 15%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 2% 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 Sallisaw is decreasing, starting the month at 3.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.7 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.9 inches or falls below 0.4 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 Sallisaw is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.4 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in December
Over the course of December in Sallisaw, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 57 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Sallisaw is 7:09 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:28 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:06 PM on December 6 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 5:16 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Sallisaw 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 6:04 AM and sets 14 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:37 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 46 minutes later, at 5:10 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sallisaw is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 18, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 78% of the time, while on January 19, 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 Sallisaw is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.4 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 23, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on August 3, 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 Sallisaw typically lasts for 7.2 months (220 days), from around March 29 to around November 4, rarely starting before March 7 or after April 17, and rarely ending before October 15 or after November 26.
The month of December in Sallisaw is very likely 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 28.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in December
The average accumulated growing degree days in Sallisaw are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 54°F, from 5,026°F to 5,080°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sallisaw is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.6 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during December is 2.4 kWh on December 23.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in December
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sallisaw are 35.460 deg latitude, -94.787 deg longitude, and 525 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Sallisaw contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 223 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 536 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (889 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,320 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Sallisaw is covered by cropland (58%) and artificial surfaces (41%), within 10 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (30%), and within 50 miles by trees (48%) and cropland (43%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Sallisaw 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 Sallisaw.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sallisaw 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 Sallisaw is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sallisaw and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sallisaw Municipal Airport (97%, 2.9 kilometers, southwest); Fort Smith Municipal Airport (1.8%, 41 kilometers, east); Tahlequah Municipal Airport (1.1%, 56 kilometers, north); and Drake Field (0.6%, 83 kilometers, northeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .