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December Weather In Detroit  
December Detroit Weather
Record High: 69°F
Normal High: 36°F
Normal Low: 23°F
Record Low: -10°F
Avg Monthly Rain: 2.51"
Rec 1 Day Rain: 2.67"
Avg Monthly Snow: 10.2"
Rec 1 Day Snow: 18.4"

Detroit Weather In December

The highest recorded temperature for Detroit for the past 52 years in December was 69 degrees Fahrenheit, most recently measured on December 6, 1998, and the average high is 36. The lowest documented temperature for Detroit for the past 52 years in December was -10 most recently registered on December 30, 1983, and the mean daily low in the month is 23.

According to National Weather Service Detroit December Weather data, on December 25, 1983, the recorded high temperature did not exceed 3 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest high measured in Detroit in the past 52 years. Weather Service data also shows that on December 3, 1982, the lowest recorded temperature for the day did not drop below 57 degrees, the highest low measured temperature in Detroit in the last 52 years.

NWS data indicates that the daily high temperature in Detroit on December First averages 41 degrees Fahrenheit and the high on the last day of December averages 35 degrees. The low temperature in Detroit in December on the first day of the month averages 27 degrees and the low temperature on the last day of the month averages 21 degrees.

Detroit typically receives an average of 2.51 inches of rain during the month. According to December Detroit Weather records, the most rain measured in a single day in December was 2.67 inches on December 25, 1965. Detroit receives an average of 10.2 inches of snow in December. The highest snowfall measured in a single day in December was 18.4 inches on December 1, 1974.