December weather forecast and climate
Salida, CO

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter, in Salida, is also a subzero cold month, with average temperature ranging between min 10.6°F (-11.9°C) and max 31.8°F (-0.1°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature decreases, from a wintry 42.6°F (5.9°C) in November, to a subzero cold 31.8°F (-0.1°C). In December, in Salida, the average low-temperature is 10.6°F (-11.9°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 75%.

Rainfall

In Salida, in December, it is raining for 2.2 days, with typically 0.24" (6mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Salida, during the entire year, the rain falls for 66.3 days and collects up to 6.38" (162mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, September through December. In December, it is snowing for 5 days. Throughout December, 2.01" (51mm) of snow is accumulated. In Salida, during the entire year, snow falls for 41.4 days, and aggregates up to 19.88" (505mm) of snow.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Salida, Colorado, is December, with an average of 9.5h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are February and December, with an average of 6.7h of sunshine.

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in December interpret into the following advice:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Salida?

In December, in Salida, the average high-temperature is 31.8°F (-0.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 10.6°F (-11.9°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Salida?

In Salida, Colorado, the average relative humidity in December is 75%.

How much does it rain in Salida in December?

In Salida, during December, the rain falls for 2.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.24" (6mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Salida?

In Salida, in December, during 5 snowfall days, 2.01" (51mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Salida?

The month with the shortest days in Salida, Colorado, is December, with an average of 9.5h of daylight.

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

In December, the average length of the day in Salida, Colorado, is 9.5h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Salida?

Months with the least sunshine in Salida, Colorado, are February and December, with an average of 6.7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Salida have in December?

In Salida, the average sunshine in December is 6.7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Salida?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in December in Salida?

In Salida, Colorado, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Salida, CO

Average temperature in December - Salida, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 31.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 10.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (46.8°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (10.6°F).

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Average pressure in December
Salida, CO

Average pressure in December - Salida, CO
  • Average pressure in December: 30.14"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.18").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (29.93").

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Average wind speed in December
Salida, CO

Average wind speed in December - Salida, CO
  • Average wind speed in December: 7mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February, March and April (7.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (4.8mph).

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Average humidity in December
Salida, CO

Average humidity in December - Salida, CO
  • Average humidity in December: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (41%).

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Average rainfall in December
Salida, CO

Average rainfall in December - Salida, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.34").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and November (0.2").

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Average rainfall days in December
Salida, CO

Average rainfall days in December - Salida, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (1.1 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Salida, CO

Average snowfall in December - Salida, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 2.01"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.46").
Months with the least snowfall are July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Salida, CO

Average snowfall days in December - Salida, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is March (7.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

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

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Salida, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.7h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.7h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 6.7).

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Average sunshine days in December
Salida, CO

Average sunshine days in December - Salida, CO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 25.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (25.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (16.4 days).

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Average UV index in December
Salida, CO

Average UV index in December - Salida, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Salida, CO

Average cloud cover in December - Salida, CO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 29

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 31).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in December
Salida, CO

Average visibility in December - Salida, CO
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January and February (5mi).

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