December weather forecast
Petoskey, MI

A panorama of the scenic Petoskey, Michigan
A panorama of the scenic Petoskey, Michigan

Weather in December

The first month of the winter, December, is still a freezing cold month in Petoskey, Michigan, with an average temperature fluctuating between 24.1°F (-4.4°C) and 30.9°F (-0.6°C).

Temperature

In Petoskey, Michigan, the average high-temperature in December drops from a cold 41.2°F (5.1°C) in November to a subzero cold 30.9°F (-0.6°C). The average low-temperature, in Petoskey, Michigan, is 24.1°F (-4.4°C).

Humidity

In Petoskey, the average relative humidity in December is 85%.

Rainfall

In December, in Petoskey, Michigan, the rain falls for 6.6 days. Throughout December, 2.05" (52mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 129.6 rainfall days, and 23.43" (595mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Petoskey. December is the month with the most snowfall in Petoskey. Snow falls for 18.8 days and accumulates 8.23" (209mm) of snow.

Daylight

December has the shortest days of the year in Petoskey, with an average of 8h and 47min of daylight.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:59 am and sunset at 4:58 pm. On the last day of December, sunrise is at 8:19 am and sunset at 5:06 pm EST.

Sunshine

In December, the average sunshine is 1.9h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average 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 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 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 average humidity in December in Petoskey?

In Petoskey, the average relative humidity in December is 85%.

How many days does it rain in December in Petoskey?

In Petoskey, Michigan, during December, the rain falls for 6.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.05" (52mm) of precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Petoskey?

December is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 18.8 days and accumulates 8.23" (209mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in December in Petoskey?

In Petoskey, during December, snow falls for 18.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.23" (209mm) of snow.

What is the month with the shortest days in Petoskey?

The month with the shortest days in Petoskey is December, with an average of 8h and 47min of daylight.

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

The average day length in December in Petoskey, Michigan, is 8h and 47min.

When are sunrise and sunset in December in Petoskey?

In December, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:59 am and sunset at 4:58 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 8:19 am and sunset at 5:06 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in December in Petoskey?

In Petoskey, Michigan, the average sunshine duration in December is 1.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Petoskey?

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

What is the UV index reading in December in Petoskey?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Petoskey is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in December
Petoskey, MI

Average temperature in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average high temperature in December: 30.9°F

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (73°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25°F).

  • Average low temperature in December: 24.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (58.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (16.7°F).

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Average pressure in December
Petoskey, MI

Average pressure in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average pressure in December: 30.03"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in December
Petoskey, MI

Average wind speed in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average wind speed in December: 11mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.3mph).

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Average humidity in December
Petoskey, MI

Average humidity in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average humidity in December: 85%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (74%).

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Average rainfall in December
Petoskey, MI

Average rainfall in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average rainfall in December: 2.05"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (2.76").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (1.34").

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Average rainfall days in December
Petoskey, MI

Average rainfall days in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average rainfall days in December: 6.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.7 days).

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Average snowfall in December
Petoskey, MI

Average snowfall in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average snowfall in December: 8.23"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (8.23").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in December
Petoskey, MI

Average snowfall days in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average snowfall days in December: 18.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (21.5 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
Petoskey, MI

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average daylight in December: 8h and 47min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 37min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in December: 1h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 1h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in December
Petoskey, MI

Average sunshine days in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average sunshine days in December: 7.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (16 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.2 days).

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Average UV index in December
Petoskey, MI

Average UV index in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average UV index in December: 1

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

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Average cloud cover in December
Petoskey, MI

Average cloud cover in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average cloud cover in December: 81

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 85).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in December
Petoskey, MI

Average visibility in December - Petoskey, MI
  • Average visibility in December: 5mi

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

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