Average Precipitation in US Cities During December





The tables below give monthly averages for precipitation during December at the largest cities in the United States.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month along with information on the number of days with wet weather. The count of days includes those when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

December averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Milli­metres
11 Atlanta, Georgia 3.9 99
8 Austin, Texas 2.4 61
10 Baltimore, Maryland 3.4 86
10 Birmingham, Alabama 4.5 113
12 Boston, Massachusetts 3.8 96
18 Buffalo, New York 3.9 99
10 Charlotte, North Carolina 3.3 83
11 Chicago, Illinois 2.3 57
12 Cincinnati, Ohio 3.2 80
16 Cleveland, Ohio 3.1 79
13 Columbus, Ohio 3.0 75
7 Dallas, Texas 2.7 70
5 Denver, Colorado 0.6 15
14 Detroit, Michigan 2.5 62
11 Hartford, Connecticut 3.4 87
10 Houston, Texas 3.7 95
13 Indianapolis, Indiana 3.2 81
Days City Inches Milli­metres
7 Jacksonville, Florida 2.8 71
5 Kansas City, Missouri 1.8 44
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.5 13
5 Los Angeles, California 2.1 52
12 Louisville, Kentucky 3.8 97
10 Memphis, Tennessee 5.7 146
7 Miami, Florida 2.0 52
11 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2.0 52
10 Minneapolis, Minnesota 1.2 29
11 Nashville, Tennessee 4.2 108
9 New Orleans, Louisiana 5.3 135
11 New York, New York 4.0 102
6 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1.9 48
7 Orlando, Florida 2.6 66
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 3.6 90
3 Phoenix, Arizona 0.9 22
15 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2.9 72
Days City Inches Milli­metres
20 Portland, Oregon 6.9 176
12 Providence, Rhode Island 4.2 107
9 Raleigh, North Carolina 3.3 84
10 Richmond, Virginia 3.3 83
4 Riverside, California 1.5 37
18 Rochester, New York 2.6 67
10 Sacramento, California 3.3 83
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 1.4 36
8 San Antonio, Texas 1.9 49
6 San Diego, California 1.5 39
11 San Francisco, California 4.0 102
10 San Jose, California 2.6 66
17 Seattle, Washington 6.1 154
9 St. Louis, Missouri 2.8 72
6 Tampa, Florida 2.5 63
10 Virginia Beach, Virginia 3.3 83
10 Washington, DC 3.1 77
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

US City Precipitation
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