December weather forecast
Elko, NV

The front of the iconic county courthouse of Elko County in Nevada
The front of the iconic county courthouse of Elko County in Nevada

Weather in December

December, the first month of the winter in Elko, is still a freezing cold month, with an average temperature ranging between max 31.6°F (-0.2°C) and min 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 31.6°F (-0.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C), December is the coldest month.

Humidity

In Elko, the average relative humidity in December is 78%.

Rainfall

December is the month with the most rainfall in Elko. Rain falls for 7.2 days and accumulates 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Elko are January through May, October through December. December is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 12.5 days and accumulates 8.35" (212mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 18min of daylight.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 4:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 4:25 pm PST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December in Elko is 5.8h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Elko. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary 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 coldest month in Elko?

December is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 31.6°F (-0.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°F (-8.1°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Elko?

The average relative humidity in December in Elko is 78%.

What is the wettest month in Elko?

December is the month with the most rainfall in Elko. Rain falls for 7.2 days and accumulates 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Elko in December?

In Elko, Nevada, in December, during 7.2 rainfall days, 1.34" (34mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Elko?

The month with the most snowfall in Elko, Nevada, is December, when snow falls for 12.5 days and typically aggregates up to 8.35" (212mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in December in Elko?

In December, in Elko, it is snowing for 12.5 days. Throughout December, 8.35" (212mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Elko?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9h and 18min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Elko have in December?

The average day length in December is 9h and 18min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Elko?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 6:48 am and sunset at 4:16 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:07 am and sunset at 4:25 pm PST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Elko?

The average sunshine duration in December in Elko is 5.8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Elko?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Elko?

The average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Elko, NV

Average temperature in December - Elko, NV
  • Average high temperature in December: 31.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (84.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (31.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 17.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
Elko, NV

Average pressure in December - Elko, NV
  • Average pressure in December: 30.21"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.26"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.87"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Elko, NV

Average wind speed in December - Elko, NV
  • Average wind speed in December: 6.2mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (5.7mph).

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Average humidity in December
Elko, NV

Average humidity in December - Elko, NV
  • Average humidity in December: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (26%).

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Average rainfall in December
Elko, NV

Average rainfall in December - Elko, NV
  • Average rainfall in December: 1.34"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (1.34").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0.35").

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Average rainfall days in December
Elko, NV

Average rainfall days in December - Elko, NV
  • Average rainfall days in December: 7.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (12.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (5.6 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Elko, NV

Average snowfall in December - Elko, NV
  • Average snowfall in December: 8.35"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (8.35").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Elko, NV

Average snowfall days in December - Elko, NV
  • Average snowfall days in December: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (12.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Elko, NV

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Elko, NV
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 18min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 4min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 12h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Elko, NV

Average sunshine days in December - Elko, NV
  • Average sunshine days in December: 16.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.9 days).

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Average UV index in December
Elko, NV

Average UV index in December - Elko, NV
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Elko, NV

Average cloud cover in December - Elko, NV
  • Average cloud cover in December: 39

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 39).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in December
Elko, NV

Average visibility in December - Elko, NV
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

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

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