December weather forecast and climate
Taos Ski Valley, NM

December, the first month of the winter, in Taos Ski Valley, is still a cold month, with average temperature varying between 13.1°F (-10.5°C) and 32.9°F (0.5°C).

Temperature

In Taos Ski Valley, the average high-temperature decreases, from a chilly 43.9°F (6.6°C) in November, to a cold 32.9°F (0.5°C). In Taos Ski Valley, the average low-temperature is 13.1°F (-10.5°C).

Humidity

In December, the average relative humidity is 74%.

Rainfall

In December, the rain falls for 4 days. Throughout December, 0.79" (20mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Taos Ski Valley, there are 98.9 rainfall days, and 15.35" (390mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through June, September through December are months with snowfall. In Taos Ski Valley, during 9 snowfall days, 6.26" (159mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 57.6 snowfall days, and 43.5" (1105mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The month with the shortest days in Taos Ski Valley is December, with an average of 9.7h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Taos Ski Valley are February and December, with an average of 6.8h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Taos Ski Valley are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In December, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. 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 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.

What is the temperature in December in Taos Ski Valley?

The average high-temperature, in December, in Taos Ski Valley, is 32.9°F (0.5°C), while the average low-temperature is 13.1°F (-10.5°C).

What is the average humidity in December in Taos Ski Valley?

In Taos Ski Valley, the average relative humidity in December is 74%.

How much does it rain in Taos Ski Valley in December?

In Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, in December, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 0.79" (20mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Taos Ski Valley in December?

In December, it is snowing for 9 days. Throughout December, 6.26" (159mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the month with the shortest days in Taos Ski Valley?

December has the shortest days of the year, with an average of 9.7h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in December in Taos Ski Valley?

The average length of the day in December in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, is 9.7h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Taos Ski Valley?

Months with the least sunshine are February and December, with an average of 6.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Taos Ski Valley have in December?

The average sunshine in December is 6.8h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Taos Ski Valley?

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

What is the UV index intensity in December in Taos Ski Valley?

The average daily maximum UV index in December in Taos Ski Valley is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average high temperature in December: 0.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (24.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (-0.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: -10.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (9.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-11.3°C).

Average pressure in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average pressure in December: 1019.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1020.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1012.1mbar).

Average wind speed in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average wind speed in December: 10.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (13.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.8km/h).

Average humidity in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average humidity in December: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (40%).

Average rainfall in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average rainfall in December: 20mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (93mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and November (16mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average rainfall days in December: 4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (21.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (1.5 days).

Average snowfall in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average snowfall in December: 159mm

The month with the highest snowfall is March (202mm).
Months with the least snowfall are July and August (0mm).

Average snowfall days in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average snowfall days in December: 9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (9.4 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are July and August (0 days).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average daylight in December: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.8h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 6.8).

Average sunshine days in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average sunshine days in December: 21.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (24.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (5.1 days).

Average UV index in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average UV index in December: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

Average visibility in December - Taos Ski Valley, NM
  • Average visibility in December: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (8km).