December weather forecast
Mitchell, SD

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a freezing cold month in Mitchell, South Dakota, with an average temperature fluctuating between 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and 16°F (-8.9°C).

Temperature

In December, the average high-temperature plummets from a frosty 45°F (7.2°C) in November to a subzero cold 28.6°F (-1.9°C). In Mitchell, the average low-temperature is 16°F (-8.9°C).

Humidity

In Mitchell, the average relative humidity in December is 83%.

Rainfall

In Mitchell, in December, during 2.9 rainfall days, 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Mitchell, there are 93.2 rainfall days, and 11.3" (287mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. In Mitchell, snow falls for 7.5 days, with typically accumulated 1.1" (28mm) of snow. In Mitchell, during the entire year, snow falls for 35.3 days and aggregates up to 7.17" (182mm) of snow.

Daylight

With an average of 8h and 59min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year in Mitchell.
On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:05 am and sunset at 5:04 pm CST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 4.7h.

UV index

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Mitchell, South Dakota, is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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 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 temperature in December in Mitchell?

The average high-temperature, in December, is 28.6°F (-1.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 16°F (-8.9°C). in August, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is appraised at 89.6°F (32°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Mitchell?

In Mitchell, the average relative humidity in December is 83%.

How many days does it rain in December in Mitchell?

In Mitchell, in December, during 2.9 rainfall days, 0.51" (13mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in December in Mitchell?

In Mitchell, South Dakota, in December, snow falls for 7.5 days, with typically accumulated 1.1" (28mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Mitchell?

The month with the shortest days in Mitchell, South Dakota, is December, with an average of 8h and 59min of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Mitchell?

The average day length in December in Mitchell, South Dakota, is 8h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in December in Mitchell?

On the first day of December, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:05 am and sunset at 5:04 pm CST.

How many hours of sunshine does Mitchell have in December?

The average sunshine duration in December is 4.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in December in Mitchell?

In Mitchell, South Dakota, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Mitchell, SD

Average temperature in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average high temperature in December: 28.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (24.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 16°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10.2°F).

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Average pressure in December
Mitchell, SD

Average pressure in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average pressure in December: 30.13"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.16"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.85"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Mitchell, SD

Average wind speed in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average wind speed in December: 10.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (8.6mph).

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Average humidity in December
Mitchell, SD

Average humidity in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average humidity in December: 83%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (87%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are September and October (63%).

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Average rainfall in December
Mitchell, SD

Average rainfall in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.51"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (1.65").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (0.28").

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Average rainfall days in December
Mitchell, SD

Average rainfall days in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average rainfall days in December: 2.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (13.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1.9 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Mitchell, SD

Average snowfall in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average snowfall in December: 1.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (1.42").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Mitchell, SD

Average snowfall days in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average snowfall days in December: 7.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in December /
Average sunshine in December
Mitchell, SD

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 23min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 59min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 4h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Mitchell, SD

Average sunshine days in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average sunshine days in December: 21.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.8 days).

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Average UV index in December
Mitchell, SD

Average UV index in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average UV index in December: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in December
Mitchell, SD

Average cloud cover in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average cloud cover in December: 49

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 22).

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Average visibility in December
Mitchell, SD

Average visibility in December - Mitchell, SD
  • Average visibility in December: 6mi

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

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