Average Weather in December in Stilwell Oklahoma, United States
Daily high temperatures decrease by 7°F, from 54°F to 47°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 67°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 35°F to 29°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 49°F.
For reference, on July 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Stilwell typically range from 70°F to 91°F, while on January 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 28°F to 47°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 Stilwell 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 23.
The clearest day of the month is December 3, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 55% of the time.
For reference, on February 17, 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 Stilwell, the chance of a wet day over the course of December is decreasing, starting the month at 21% and ending it at 17%.
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 Stilwell, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 19% to 13%, 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 Stilwell is decreasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 2.3 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.0 inches or falls below 0.3 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 Stilwell 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 Stilwell, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is December 21, with 9 hours, 44 minutes of daylight and the longest day is December 1, with 9 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in December
The earliest sunrise of the month in Stilwell is 7:10 AM on December 1 and the latest sunrise is 18 minutes later at 7:28 AM on December 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:04 PM on December 6 and the latest sunset is 10 minutes later at 5:14 PM on December 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Stilwell 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 6:02 AM and sets 14 hours, 35 minutes later, at 8:38 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:24 AM and sets 9 hours, 44 minutes later, at 5:08 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in December
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Stilwell is essentially constant during December, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 15, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 79% of the time, while on December 13, 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 Stilwell is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 6.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 19, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.8 miles per hour, while on August 3, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in December
Wind Direction in December
The growing season in Stilwell typically lasts for 6.9 months (211 days), from around April 3 to around October 31, rarely starting before March 11 or after April 23, and rarely ending before October 13 or after November 20.
The month of December in Stilwell 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 Stilwell are gradually increasing during December, increasing by 43°F, from 4,572°F to 4,615°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in December
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Stilwell is essentially constant during December, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 2.5 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 Stilwell are 35.815 deg latitude, -94.629 deg longitude, and 1,106 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Stilwell contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 614 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,145 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,030 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (2,067 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Stilwell is covered by cropland (76%) and trees (16%), within 10 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (43%), and within 50 miles by trees (47%) and cropland (45%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Stilwell 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Stilwell.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Stilwell 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 Stilwell is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Stilwell and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tahlequah Municipal Airport (28%, 36 kilometers, west); Smith Field (22%, 44 kilometers, north); Sallisaw Municipal Airport (19%, 45 kilometers, south); Drake Field (19%, 47 kilometers, northeast); and Fort Smith Municipal Airport (13%, 59 kilometers, southeast).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .