The Providence area is heading into December fresh off the coldest November since 1997. December is typically the month where the New England winter feel really sets in. The normal high in the Providence area drops from the mid to upper 40s to the mid to upper 30s by late in the month. The normal snowfall ramps up considerably from 1.5″ in November to 8.7″ in December – the second snowiest month of the year.
Looking ahead to December
Normal high: 47
Normal low: 31
Normal high: 38
Normal low: 22
Record low temperature for the month: -12° (12/30/1917)
Record high temperature for the month: 77° (12/7/1998)
The normal December monthly rain is 4.22″ in Providence. The normal December monthly snow is 8.7″ in Providence.
Full Cold Moon: December 17 at 4:28 am EST
Winter Solstice: December 21 at 12:11 pm EST
We lose 10 minutes of daylight this month, but the sunset is nine minutes later on December 31 than it is on December 1.
Sunrise: 6:54 am
Sunset: 4:16 pm
9:22 possible daylight
Sunrise: 7:3 am
Sunset: 4:25 pm
9:12 possible daylight