Average Precipitation for New York in December





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during December at cities and other locations around New York state.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month along with information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The precipitation totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1991 to 2020 for the US National Centers for Environmental Information.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Downstate New York, Hudson Valley & Catskills, Adirondacks & Seaway, Finger Lakes & Central New York State and Western New York State.

Downstate New York

Average monthly precipitation in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
11 Bridgehampton, Long Island 5.0 126
12 Islip, Long Island 4.7 120
10 New York City, Brooklyn 4.0 102
11 New York City, Central Park 4.4 111
11 New York JFK Airport 4.0 101
12 New York La Guardia Airport 4.1 104
11 White Plains 4.2 106

Hudson Valley & Catskills

December averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Albany 3.3 83
9 Hudson 3.6 92
11 Poughkeepsie 3.8 98
12 Saratoga Springs 3.9 100
16 Slide Mountain (2650 feet) 5.5 139

Adirondacks & Seaway

Average amount of rain and snow in December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Glens Falls 3.0 76
19 Lake Placid 3.5 89
14 Massena 2.1 53
18 Old Forge 4.1 104
12 Plattsburgh 1.8 45
17 Tupper Lake 3.5 89
17 Watertown 3.9 98

Finger Lakes & Central New York State

Precipitation totals for December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
20 Auburn 3.6 91
16 Binghamton 3.1 78
15 Corning 2.7 68
12 Elmira 2.6 66
16 Ithaca 2.6 65
16 Oneonta 3.6 92
19 Syracuse 3.3 83
17 Utica 3.6 90

Western New York State

Total precipitation during December
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
16 Allegany State Park 3.7 93
14 Batavia 2.8 70
18 Buffalo 3.8 95
18 Jamestown 3.9 100
16 Niagara Falls 2.8 70
18 Olean 3.2 82
18 Rochester 2.7 68
17 Sherman 3.8 96
Reference

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Climate Normals.

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