December weather forecast and climate
Lake Placid, NY

A beautiful image, taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York
A beautiful image, taken in the fall, of scenic golden and brown trees in the Mountain Village along with Lake Placid, New York

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a freezing cold month in Lake Placid, New York, with temperature in the range of an average low of 17.8°F (-7.9°C) and an average high of 27.9°F (-2.3°C).

Temperature

In Lake Placid, the average high-temperature decreases, from a wintry 38.3°F (3.5°C) in November, to a freezing cold 27.9°F (-2.3°C). The average low-temperature, in December, is 17.8°F (-7.9°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Lake Placid, New York, is 88%.

Rainfall

In Lake Placid, it is raining for 9 days, with typically 2.91" (74mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 168.6 rainfall days, and 36.5" (927mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Lake Placid. In Lake Placid, New York, during December, snow falls for 22.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 12.91" (328mm) of snow. In Lake Placid, during the entire year, snow falls for 120.6 days, and aggregates up to 82.28" (2090mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 8.9h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

Sunshine

In Lake Placid, the average sunshine is 2.8h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid, New York. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in December transform into the following instructions:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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 Lake Placid?

In Lake Placid, in December, the average high-temperature is 27.9°F (-2.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 17.8°F (-7.9°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Lake Placid?

The average relative humidity in December in Lake Placid, New York, is 88%.

How much does it rain in Lake Placid in December?

In December, in Lake Placid, New York, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout December, 2.91" (74mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Lake Placid in December?

In Lake Placid, New York, in December, during 22.3 snowfall days, 12.91" (328mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Lake Placid?

With an average of 8.9h of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.

What is the average length of the day in December in Lake Placid?

In December, the average length of the day is 8.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Lake Placid have in December?

The average sunshine in December in Lake Placid is 2.8h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Lake Placid, New York.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Lake Placid?

In Lake Placid, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average temperature in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 27.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (74.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (21.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 17.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (55.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.5°F).

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Average pressure in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average pressure in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average pressure in December: 30.05"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91").

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Average wind speed in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average wind speed in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.6mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are August and September (5.7mph).

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Average humidity in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average humidity in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average humidity in December: 88%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (91%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (78%).

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Average rainfall in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average rainfall in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.91"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.86").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.28").

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Average rainfall days in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average rainfall days in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.3 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average snowfall in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 12.91"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (15.59").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average snowfall days in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 22.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (23.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 8.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 2.8h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2.2h).

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Average sunshine days in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average sunshine days in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 6.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (4.7 days).

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Average UV index in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average UV index in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average UV index in December: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average cloud cover in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average cloud cover in December: 75

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 80).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 42).

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Average visibility in December
Lake Placid, NY

Average visibility in December - Lake Placid, NY
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August and September (5mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, October, November and December (4mi).

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