December weather forecast and climate
Saranac Lake, NY

A view from the Saranac Lake, New York, of the tranquil setting around the lakeside homes amid the golden and brown trees in the fall
A view from the Saranac Lake, New York, of the tranquil setting around the lakeside homes amid the golden and brown trees in the fall

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is also a subzero cold month in Saranac Lake, New York, with average temperature ranging between max 28.2°F (-2.1°C) and min 18.1°F (-7.7°C).

Temperature

In Saranac Lake, New York, the average high-temperature drops, from a wintry 38.8°F (3.8°C) in November, to a subzero cold 28.2°F (-2.1°C). The average low-temperature, is 18.1°F (-7.7°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 88%.

Rainfall

In December, in Saranac Lake, New York, the rain falls for 8.9 days. Throughout December, 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Saranac Lake, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162.6 days and collects up to 33.46" (850mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In Saranac Lake, snow falls for 22.2 days, with typically accumulated 11.46" (291mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 120.5 snowfall days, and 74.72" (1898mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 8.9h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Saranac Lake, New York, is 2.7h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Saranac Lake are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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. 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 Saranac Lake?

In December, in Saranac Lake, New York, the average high-temperature is 28.2°F (-2.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 18.1°F (-7.7°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Saranac Lake?

In Saranac Lake, the average relative humidity in December is 88%.

How many days does it rain in December in Saranac Lake?

In Saranac Lake, New York, during December, the rain falls for 8.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in December in Saranac Lake?

In December, in Saranac Lake, New York, it is snowing for 22.2 days. Throughout December, 11.46" (291mm) of snow is accumulated.

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

December has the shortest days of the year in Saranac Lake, with an average of 8.9h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Saranac Lake have in December?

In December, the average length of the day in Saranac Lake, New York, is 8.9h.

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

In December, the average sunshine in Saranac Lake is 2.7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Saranac Lake?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in December in Saranac Lake?

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

Average temperature in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average temperature in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average high temperature in December: 28.2°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 (22.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 18.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (55.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9.9°F).

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Average pressure in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average pressure in December - Saranac Lake, 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
Saranac Lake, NY

Average wind speed in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average wind speed in December: 7.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are August and September (5.9mph).

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Average humidity in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average humidity in December - Saranac Lake, 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 (77%).

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Average rainfall in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average rainfall in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.8"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (3.46").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (2.05").

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Average rainfall days in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average rainfall days in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average rainfall days in December: 8.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.8 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average snowfall in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average snowfall in December: 11.46"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (14.88").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Saranac Lake, NY

Average snowfall days in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average snowfall days in December: 22.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (24.4 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
Saranac Lake, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Saranac Lake, 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: 2.7h

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
Saranac Lake, NY

Average sunshine days in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average sunshine days in December: 5.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (13.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (2.8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Saranac Lake, NY

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

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Saranac Lake, NY

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

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 81).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 41).

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Average visibility in December
Saranac Lake, NY

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

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

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