Death Valley - Recent December Temperatures and Rainfall





The numbers here describe what the December weather in Death Valley, California was like for every year since 2010. A series of tables gives December data by year for temperature and precipitation.

They begin with average maximum and minimum temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit and Celsius. That's followed by how many hot or cold days occurred each December. Then there's information on how much rain actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Death Valley had wet weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

December temperature averages by year in Death Valley
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
68 43 2018 20 6
69 40 2017 21 5
63 39 2016 17 4
62 37 2015 17 3
67 46 2014 20 8
66 38 2013 19 3
69 44 2012 21 7
67 38 2011 19 4
66 43 2010 19 6
Number of days in December when the temperature in Death Valley dropped to 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
0 2018 7
0 2017 14
4 2016 5
6 2015 2
1 2014 11
7 2013 11
2 2012 13
7 2011 7
0 2010 7

Rainy Weather iconRain

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Death Valley during December in each year from 2010. The number of days with precipitation counts the days when rainfall amounted to 0.01 inches (0.3 millimeters) or more.

Total rainfall for December in Death Valley
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
1 2018 0.1 3
0 2017 0.0 0
2 2016 0.2 4
0 2015 0.0 0
3 2014 0.6 15
0 2013 0.0 0
2 2012 0.0 1
1 2011 0.0 1
8 2010 0.5 12
Reference

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Month, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

Death Valley - Recent Years
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