December by the numbers in Providence

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

December 1

Normal high: 47
Normal low: 31

December 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.

December 1
Sunrise: 6:54 am
Sunset: 4:16 pm
9:22 possible daylight

December 31
Sunrise: 7:3 am
Sunset: 4:25 pm
9:12 possible daylight

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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