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Boston, Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
35.5°F
(1.9°C)
34.7°F
(1.5°C)
0.8°F
(0.4°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1989
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1974 2015
Ties: 1959
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
39.8°F
(4.3°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1989
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2015
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2011, 2015
Ties: 1938
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2015
Ties: 1950
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2015
Ties: 1950, 1952, 1996
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
57.0°F
(13.9°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2011
Ties: 1938, 1966
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
58.8°F
(14.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1962, 1976
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1938, 1988, 1993, 2004
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1962
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2021
Ties: 1975, 1993, 2004
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
57.4°F
(14.1°C)
57.5°F
(14.2°C)
-0.1°F
(-0.1°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940, 1967
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1993
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
55.8°F
(13.2°C)
55.6°F
(13.1°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940, 1967
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1941, 1971, 2004, 2008
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1967
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1937, 1941, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1966, 1988, 1993
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
53.4°F
(11.9°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1976 2012
Ties: 1937, 1964, 1975
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Ties: 1967, 1981
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940, 1941
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
51.3°F
(10.7°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.6°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1940, 1942, 1943
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2013
Ties: 1964, 1967, 1969, 1978
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
50.2°F
(10.1°C)
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1943
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Ties: 1966, 1967, 1971

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/