Kansas City - Recent December Temperatures, Rain & Snow





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

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 and snow actually landed this month during recent years, as well as how often Kansas City had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at Kansas City International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

December temperature averages by year in Kansas City
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
44 26 2018 7 -4
42 23 2017 6 -5
40 21 2016 4 -6
49 30 2015 10 -1
41 28 2014 5 -2
39 18 2013 4 -8
45 27 2012 7 -3
46 26 2011 8 -3
39 20 2010 4 -7
Number of days in December when the temperature in Kansas City dropped to 0 or 32 or below, or rose to at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit
0 °F
-18 °C
32 °F
0 °C
Year 70 °F
21 °C
0 26 2018 0
2 22 2017 1
2 30 2016 0
0 19 2015 0
0 20 2014 0
1 27 2013 0
0 17 2012 1
0 24 2011 0
0 31 2010 0

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

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

Total precipitation for December in Kansas City
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
9 2018 3.0 77
3 2017 0.2 5
8 2016 1.2 30
9 2015 3.3 83
8 2014 1.8 47
8 2013 0.8 20
6 2012 1.3 34
8 2011 3.0 77
5 2010 0.5 13

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Kansas City for December and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
0 2018 0.5 1
2 2017 2.2 6
1 2016 2.3 6
1 2015 2.5 6
1 2014 2.6 7
3 2013 5.7 14
2 2012 3.7 9
0 2011 0.1 0
1 2010 2.9 7
Reference

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

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