Weather in December
is the coldest month of the year in Nevada
, with the average high temperatures in the 37°F (2.8°C) to 63°F (17.2°C) range and the average low temperatures in the chilling 8°F (-13.3°C) to 40°F (4.4°C) zone.
Precipitation is low, but measurable snowfall in the range of 4" (102mm) to 8" (203mm) occurs in the northern mountains. Eight to ten sunny days, along with clear skies, keep temperatures warm during the day.
Winter is an off-season with accommodations generally cheaper than spring and autumn. However, activities related to snow like skiing and snowboarding find many takers. Be sure to keep vehicles worthy of icy roads in the winter. It is a scary experience when a vehicle battery is unable to crank in the middle of nowhere in chilly conditions. Winter storms occasionally hit the state and deposit significant snow on the roads. A jacket is suitable in the day, but layers of clothing are mandatory after sunset. Christmas is white in several places with a substantial amount of snow in December in Nevada.