Average Precipitation for New York in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December at cities, towns and parks in New York state.

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. That includes the days 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.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Bridgehampton, Long Island 4.4 111
10 Brookhaven, Long Island 4.4 113
10 New York City, Brooklyn 3.7 93
11 New York City, Central Park 4.0 102
11 New York JFK Airport 3.4 86
11 New York La Guardia Airport 3.6 90
10 White Plains 4.3 110

Hudson Valley & Catskills

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Albany 2.9 74
11 Poughkeepsie 3.5 90
12 Saratoga Springs 3.6 91
14 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 5.1 128

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Glens Falls 3.1 77
18 Lake Placid 3.1 78
15 Massena 2.4 62
19 Old Forge 4.4 112
18 Tupper Lake 3.5 88
17 Watertown 3.7 94

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Precipitation totals for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
16 Binghamton 2.8 72
11 Elmira 2.3 59
15 Ithaca 2.4 61
19 Syracuse 3.2 82
18 Utica 3.7 93

Western New York State

Total precipitation during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
16 Allegany State Park 3.6 90
18 Buffalo 3.9 99
17 Jamestown 3.6 91
17 Niagara Falls 3.2 82
18 Rochester 2.6 67
Reference

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

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