December weather forecast
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 still a freezing cold month in Saranac Lake, New York, with an average temperature ranging between max 28.2°F (-2.1°C) and min 18.1°F (-7.7°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

The average relative humidity in December is 88%.

Rainfall

In Saranac Lake, during 8.9 rainfall days, 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 162.6 rainfall days, and 33.46" (850mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Saranac Lake, in December, snow falls for 22.2 days, with typically accumulated 11.46" (291mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Saranac Lake, 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 8h and 55min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:18 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 7:32 am and sunset at 4:26 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 2.7h.

UV index

January through March and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Saranac Lake. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in December interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in December in Saranac Lake?

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

What is the average humidity in December in Saranac Lake?

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

How much does it rain in Saranac Lake in December?

In December, in Saranac Lake, the rain falls for 8.9 days. Throughout December, 2.8" (71mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

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

In Saranac Lake, New York, in December, snow falls for 22.2 days, with typically accumulated 11.46" (291mm) of snow.

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

The month with the shortest days in Saranac Lake is December, with an average of 8h and 55min of daylight.

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

In December, the average day length is 8h and 55min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in December in Saranac Lake?

On the first day of December in Saranac Lake, New York, sunrise is at 7:12 am and sunset at 4:18 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:32 am and sunset at 4:26 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Saranac Lake?

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

When is the lowest UV index in Saranac Lake?

The months with the lowest UV index in Saranac Lake 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?

In Saranac Lake, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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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"Hg

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

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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%

The 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").
The 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).
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
Saranac Lake, NY

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Saranac Lake, NY
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 55min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 28min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 55min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 2h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 2h and 12min).

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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

The months with the highest UV index are July and August (UV index 5).
The 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

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

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