Fairbanks, AK Climate in December

Temperature for December

In Fairbanks, AK during December the average high temperature is 1.9°F. The hottest day on record was December 5, 2011 when the temperature recorded was 46.9°F.

Fairbanks, AK daily average and extreme temperature range for December

Low Temperature

Overnight in December the average temperature drops below freezing at -15.4°F, with the lowest temperature of -62.0°F being recorded on December 29, 1961. On average there are 30 days in December when the temperature stays below freezing all day. Overnight temperatures drop below freezing between 30 and 31 times in December.

Precipitation for December

In December the average monthly rainfall in Fairbanks, AK is 0.49 inches with rain usually falling on between 0 and 1 days. 1947 was the driest December with only 0.00 inches of rain falling, and 1975 was the wettest December with 3.87 inches of rain. The wettest single day in December was 17 December 1988 when 2.03 inches of rain fell.

In December it usually snows on between 15 and 16 days. In December there have been some years when thunderstorms have occurred, although there are other years when there hasn't been a thunderstorm in December.