December weather forecast
Palmer, AK

The scenic Mountain Park within the Mine State Historical Park in Palmer Province, Alaska
The scenic Mountain Park within the Mine State Historical Park in Palmer Province, Alaska

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Palmer, is also a subzero cold month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 9.9°F (-12.3°C) and an average high of 19.8°F (-6.8°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in November - a still subzero cold 19.8°F (-6.8°C). In Palmer, in December, the average low-temperature is 9.9°F (-12.3°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 85%.

Rainfall

In Palmer, it is raining for 11.7 days, with typically 1.38" (35mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Palmer, during the entire year, the rain falls for 190.7 days and collects up to 17.4" (442mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, September through December. In December, in Palmer, it is snowing for 13.9 days. Throughout December, 6.69" (170mm) of snow is accumulated. In Palmer, during the entire year, snow falls for 76.2 days and aggregates up to 33.5" (851mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 5h and 29min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 9:46 am and sunset at 3:44 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 10:14 am and sunset at 3:44 pm AKST.

Sunshine

With an average of 3.9h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Palmer, Alaska, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in December in Palmer?

In Palmer, Alaska, the average relative humidity in December is 85%.

How much does it rain in Palmer in December?

In Palmer, Alaska, during December, the rain falls for 11.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Palmer in December?

In Palmer, in December, during 13.9 snowfall days, 6.69" (170mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Palmer?

December has the shortest days of the year in Palmer, with an average of 5h and 29min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Palmer have in December?

The average day length in December in Palmer, Alaska, is 5h and 29min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Palmer?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 9:46 am and sunset at 3:44 pm. On the last day of the month, in Palmer, Alaska, sunrise is at 10:14 am and sunset at 3:44 pm AKST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Palmer?

With an average of 3.9h of sunshine, December has the least sunshine of the year in Palmer, Alaska.

How many hours of sunshine does Palmer have in December?

In December, the average sunshine duration in Palmer, Alaska, is 3.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Palmer?

The months with the lowest UV index in Palmer are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Palmer?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Palmer, AK

Average temperature in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 19.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 9.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (44.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (8.1°F).

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Average pressure in December
Palmer, AK

Average pressure in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average pressure in December: 29.7"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.96"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are November and December (29.7"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Palmer, AK

Average wind speed in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average wind speed in December: 5.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (5.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4mph).

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Average humidity in December
Palmer, AK

Average humidity in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average humidity in December: 85%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (87%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are May and June (69%).

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Average rainfall in December
Palmer, AK

Average rainfall in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.38"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (2.24").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.91").

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Average rainfall days in December
Palmer, AK

Average rainfall days in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 11.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (22.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.9 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Palmer, AK

Average snowfall in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 6.69"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (6.93").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Palmer, AK

Average snowfall days in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average snowfall days in December: 13.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (14.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Palmer, AK

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 5h and 29min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 23min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 29min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 3.9h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.9h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Palmer, AK

Average sunshine days in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average sunshine days in December: 12.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (13.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (5.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Palmer, AK

Average UV index in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average UV index in December: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Palmer, AK

Average cloud cover in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average cloud cover in December: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 37).

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Average visibility in December
Palmer, AK

Average visibility in December - Palmer, AK
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are February, March and April (4mi).

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