December weather forecast
Steamboat Springs, CO

Winter, snow on trees, and the beautiful gondola house afar, in the Steamboat Springs Resort, Colorado
Winter, snow on trees, and the beautiful gondola house afar, in the Steamboat Springs Resort, Colorado

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a freezing cold month in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with an average temperature ranging between min 7.7°F (-13.5°C) and max 25.7°F (-3.5°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is December, with an average high-temperature of 25.7°F (-3.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 7.7°F (-13.5°C).

Humidity

In Steamboat Springs, the average relative humidity in December is 86%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 5.5 days. Throughout December, 0.83" (21mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Steamboat Springs, during the entire year, the rain falls for 74.4 days and collects up to 8.15" (207mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through June, September through December are months with snowfall. In Steamboat Springs, during 15.3 snowfall days, 6.61" (168mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 79.6 snowfall days, and 42.4" (1077mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

With an average of 9h and 20min of daylight, December has the shortest days of the year.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:11 am and sunset at 4:41 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 7:30 am and sunset at 4:50 pm MST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in December is 5.6h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through April, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Steamboat Springs?

The coldest month in Steamboat Springs is December, with an average high-temperature of 25.7°F (-3.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 7.7°F (-13.5°C).

What is the temperature in December in Steamboat Springs?

In December, in Steamboat Springs, the average high-temperature is 25.7°F (-3.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 7.7°F (-13.5°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Steamboat Springs?

The average relative humidity in December in Steamboat Springs is 86%.

How much does it rain in Steamboat Springs in December?

In Steamboat Springs, in December, it is raining for 5.5 days, with typically 0.83" (21mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Steamboat Springs in December?

In December, it is snowing for 15.3 days. Throughout December, 6.61" (168mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Steamboat Springs?

The month with the shortest days in Steamboat Springs is December, with an average of 9h and 20min of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Steamboat Springs have in December?

In Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the average day length in December is 9h and 20min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Steamboat Springs?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:11 am and sunset at 4:41 pm. On the last day of the month, in Steamboat Springs, sunrise is at 7:30 am and sunset at 4:50 pm MST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Steamboat Springs?

In December, the average sunshine duration is 5.6h.

When is the lowest UV index in Steamboat Springs?

January through April, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in December in Steamboat Springs?

In December, the average daily maximum UV index in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average temperature in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average high temperature in December: 25.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (76.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (25.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 7.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (45.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (6.3°F).

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Average pressure in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average pressure in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average pressure in December: 30.2"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.24"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are April, May and June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average wind speed in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average wind speed in December: 5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (6.8mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are January and December (5mph).

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Average humidity in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average humidity in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average humidity in December: 86%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (50%).

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Average rainfall in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average rainfall in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average rainfall in December: 0.83"

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are January and February (1.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0.24").

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Average rainfall days in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average rainfall days in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average rainfall days in December: 5.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (9.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (4 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average snowfall in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average snowfall in December: 6.61"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (8.39").
The months with the least snowfall are July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average snowfall days in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average snowfall days in December: 15.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (15.3 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
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average daylight in December: 9h and 20min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 1min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 20min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 5h and 36min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 11h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average sunshine days in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average sunshine days in December: 16.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.5 days).

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Average UV index in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average UV index in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average UV index in December: 2

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, April, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average cloud cover in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average cloud cover in December: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 49).
The months with the least cloud cover are June, August and September (Cloud cover 14).

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Average visibility in December
Steamboat Springs, CO

Average visibility in December - Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Average visibility in December: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and December (4mi).

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