Buffalo - Recent December Temperatures, Rain & Snow





The numbers here describe what the December weather in Buffalo, New York 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 Buffalo had wet or snowy weather.

The climate data come from weather measurements made at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

December temperature averages by year in Buffalo
High °F Low °F Year High °C Low °C
44 32 2021 7 0
39 28 2020 4 -2
40 27 2019 4 -3
38 28 2018 4 -2
31 21 2017 -1 -6
36 26 2016 2 -3
49 36 2015 9 2
39 28 2014 4 -2
34 22 2013 1 -6
42 31 2012 5 -1
42 29 2011 5 -2
31 22 2010 -1 -6
Number of days in December when the temperature in Buffalo 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 14 2021 0
0 21 2020 0
0 25 2019 0
0 25 2018 0
1 27 2017 0
0 23 2016 0
0 11 2015 1
0 23 2014 0
0 27 2013 0
0 21 2012 0
0 20 2011 0
0 30 2010 0

Rainy Weather iconPrecipitation

This table gives the total precipitation that fell on Buffalo 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 Buffalo
Days Year Inches Milli­metres
15 2021 2.5 62
18 2020 4.9 125
16 2019 5.4 137
18 2018 3.4 85
19 2017 2.7 68
19 2016 4.1 103
16 2015 2.9 74
11 2014 2.2 55
18 2013 4.9 125
19 2012 3.7 93
18 2011 3.6 92
16 2010 2.7 69

Snowy Weather iconSnow

Amount of snowfall in Buffalo for December and number of days when new snow totalled at least 1 inch (2.5 centimetres)
Days Year Inches Centi­metres
2 2021 5.7 14
7 2020 32.9 84
7 2019 16.1 41
5 2018 13.8 35
10 2017 22.6 57
6 2016 30.1 76
0 2015 1.0 3
3 2014 11.3 29
9 2013 28.5 72
4 2012 19.7 50
1 2011 3.8 10
8 2010 32.1 82
Reference

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

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