December weather forecast and climate
Ouray, CO

The colorful city of Ouray set between high mountains in Colorado
The colorful city of Ouray set between high mountains in Colorado

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Ouray, is also a subzero cold month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 25.3°F (-3.7°C) and an average low of 4.8°F (-15.1°C).

Temperature

In Ouray, the average high-temperature marginally drops, from a cold 34.2°F (1.2°C) in November, to a freezing cold 25.3°F (-3.7°C). In Ouray, the average low-temperature is 4.8°F (-15.1°C).

Humidity

In Ouray, the average relative humidity in December is 82%.

Rainfall

In Ouray, in December, during 1.5 rainfall days, 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Ouray, there are 98.2 rainfall days, and 26.65" (677mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December. In Ouray, during 12.6 snowfall days, 10.71" (272mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Ouray, during the entire year, snow falls for 102 days, and aggregates up to 101.02" (2566mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.6h of daylight.

Sunshine

February and December, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Ouray.

UV index

February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Ouray. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in December transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 Ouray?

In Ouray, the average relative humidity in December is 82%.

How much does it rain in Ouray in December?

In Ouray, in December, during 1.5 rainfall days, 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Ouray?

In December, in Ouray, it is snowing for 12.6 days. Throughout December, 10.71" (272mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Ouray?

With an average of 9.6h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

What is the average length of the day in December in Ouray?

In Ouray, the average length of the day in December is 9.6h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Ouray?

Months with the least sunshine in Ouray, Colorado, are February and December, with an average of 5.7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Ouray have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Ouray, Colorado, is 5.7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Ouray?

February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Ouray?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Ouray is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in December
Ouray, CO

Average temperature in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 25.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (65.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 4.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (43.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (2.8°F).

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Average pressure in December
Ouray, CO

Average pressure in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average pressure in December: 30.16"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.23").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (29.92").

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Average wind speed in December
Ouray, CO

Average wind speed in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average wind speed in December: 5.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (7.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Ouray, CO

Average humidity in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average humidity in December: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (47%).

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Average rainfall in December
Ouray, CO

Average rainfall in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.34"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (5.39").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.1").

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Average rainfall days in December
Ouray, CO

Average rainfall days in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 1.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (23.8 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January and February (1.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Ouray, CO

Average snowfall in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 10.71"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (16.26").
The month with the least snowfall is July (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Ouray, CO

Average snowfall days in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is April (16.5 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Ouray, CO

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5.7h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 5.7).

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Average sunshine days in December
Ouray, CO

Average sunshine days in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 18.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (5.3 days).

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Average UV index in December
Ouray, CO

Average UV index in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are February and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Ouray, CO

Average cloud cover in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 42

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in December
Ouray, CO

Average visibility in December - Ouray, CO
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February and December (4mi).

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