Kotzebue
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Kotzebue, AK

An aerial panorama of a winter day in Kotzebue Village, Alaska - the sunlit buildings and snow-peaked mountains afar
An aerial panorama of a winter day in Kotzebue Village, Alaska - the sunlit buildings and snow-peaked mountains afar
December, the first month of the winter, in Kotzebue, is also a frigid cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between -6.3°F (-21.3°C) and 6.1°F (-14.4°C).

Temperature

In Kotzebue, the average high-temperature in December marginally drops, from an extreme cold 13.3°F (-10.4°C) in November, to a still frigid cold 6.1°F (-14.4°C). In December, the average low-temperature is -6.3°F (-21.3°C).

Rainfall

In Kotzebue, Alaska, during 9.6 rainfall days, 0.6" (15.2mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Kotzebue, there are 106.2 rainfall days, and 10.1" (255.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Kotzebue are January through May, September through December. The month with the most snowfall in Kotzebue is December when snow falls for 8.9 days and typically aggregates up to 7.1" (180.3mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

With an average ocean temperature of 29.3°F (-1.5°C), December is the month with the coldest seawater in Kotzebue. For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

With an average of 2.2h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

What is the temperature in December in Kotzebue?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Kotzebue, is 6.1°F (-14.4°C), while the average low-temperature is -6.3°F (-21.3°C).

How much does it rain in Kotzebue in December?

In Kotzebue, Alaska, during December, the rain falls for 9.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.6" (15.2mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Kotzebue in December?

In December, it is snowing for 8.9 days. Throughout December, 7.1" (180.3mm) of snow is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Kotzebue?

The month with the most snowfall is December when snow falls for 8.9 days and typically aggregates up to 7.1" (180.3mm) of snow.

What is the month with the coldest ocean in Kotzebue?

The month with the coldest seawater in Kotzebue is December, with an average ocean temperature of 29.3°F (-1.5°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How cold is the water in December in Kotzebue?

In Kotzebue, in December, the average water temperature is 29.3°F (-1.5°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kotzebue?

With an average of 2.2h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Kotzebue.

How many hours of daylight does Kotzebue have in December?

The average length of the day in December in Kotzebue is 2.2h.
Average temperature in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (60°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (3°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: -6.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (49.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-9.9°F).

Average rainfall in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (0.3").

Average rainfall days in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (5.5 days).

Average snowfall in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 7.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (7.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 8.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (8.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average sea temperature in December: 29.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (54.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is December (29.4°F).

Average daylight in December - Kotzebue, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 2.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 2.2h).