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 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

December averages for total precipitation by city
Days City Inches Milli­metres
11 Atlanta, Georgia 4.6 116
8 Austin, Texas 2.7 69
10 Baltimore, Maryland 3.7 94
10 Birmingham, Alabama 4.9 124
12 Boston, Massachusetts 4.3 109
18 Buffalo, New York 3.8 95
10 Charlotte, North Carolina 3.6 91
11 Chicago, Illinois 2.3 59
12 Cincinnati, Ohio 3.7 95
16 Cleveland, Ohio 3.0 76
13 Columbus, Ohio 3.1 80
7 Dallas, Texas 3.2 82
5 Denver, Colorado 0.5 12
13 Detroit, Michigan 2.3 57
12 Hartford, Connecticut 4.1 104
10 Houston, Texas 4.3 110
12 Indianapolis, Indiana 2.9 74
Days City Inches Milli­metres
8 Jacksonville, Florida 2.5 62
7 Kansas City, Missouri 1.6 40
3 Las Vegas, Nevada 0.5 11
6 Los Angeles, California 2.5 63
12 Louisville, Kentucky 4.1 105
10 Memphis, Tennessee 5.5 139
8 Miami, Florida 2.4 62
10 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 1.9 48
10 Minneapolis, Minnesota 1.2 30
11 Nashville, Tennessee 4.4 113
9 New Orleans, Louisiana 4.8 122
11 New York, New York 4.4 111
6 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1.8 45
8 Orlando, Florida 2.3 58
11 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4.0 101
4 Phoenix, Arizona 0.7 19
15 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2.8 72
Days City Inches Milli­metres
20 Portland, Oregon 7.0 177
12 Providence, Rhode Island 4.7 118
10 Raleigh, North Carolina 3.4 86
10 Richmond, Virginia 3.5 89
5 Riverside, California 1.5 38
18 Rochester, New York 2.7 68
10 Sacramento, California 3.5 89
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 1.4 36
7 San Antonio, Texas 2.0 51
6 San Diego, California 1.7 42
12 San Francisco, California 4.8 121
10 San Jose, California 2.3 58
18 Seattle, Washington 5.7 145
9 St. Louis, Missouri 2.5 64
6 Tampa, Florida 2.6 65
10 Virginia Beach, Virginia 3.3 83
10 Washington, DC 3.4 87
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

US City Precipitation
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