December weather forecast and climate
Skagway, AK

A scenic shot of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad heading to Skagway in Alaska
A scenic shot of the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad heading to Skagway in Alaska
December is the start of the long and cold winter season in Skagway with the average temperatures in the 23°F (-5°C) to 32°F (0°C) range. Strong winds increase the numbing effect and occasionally create loud unbearable noise for the ears.
Christmas is routinely white in Skagway with the freezing of the ground due to the 11.1" (281.9mm) of snowfall. The rainfall is to the tune of 2.4" (61mm), mostly in the form of icy precipitation, as December is prone to snowstorms.
The overcast skies, reduced sunshine, and extreme cold keep visitors out of Skagway in December.

What is the temperature in December in Skagway?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 32°F (0°C), while the average low-temperature is 22.8°F (-5.1°C).

How many days does it rain in December in Skagway?

In Skagway, in December, it is raining for 12 days, with typically 2.4" (61.7mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Skagway in December?

During December, Skagway regularly aggregates up to 11.1" (281.9mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Skagway?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 6.2h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Skagway have in December?

In December, the average length of the day is 6.2h.
Average temperature in December - Skagway, AK
  • Average high temperature in December: 32°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (66.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 22.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.3°F).

Average rainfall in December - Skagway, AK
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (4.2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (1.1").

Average rainfall days in December - Skagway, AK
  • Average rainfall days in December: 12 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (18 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are April, May and June (8 days).

Average snowfall in December - Skagway, AK
  • Average snowfall in December: 11.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (14.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average daylight in December - Skagway, AK
  • Average daylight in December: 6.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.2h).

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