Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1897
1-Month
30.76°F
(-0.69°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-1.92°F
(-1.07°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1983
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2021
Nov–Dec 1897
2-Month
35.84°F
(2.13°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-1.35°F
(-0.75°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 2000
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2021
Oct–Dec 1897
3-Month
42.26°F
(5.70°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-0.57°F
(-0.32°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1898
91st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Sep–Dec 1897
4-Month
48.30°F
(9.06°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1976
74th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Ties: 1908
Aug–Dec 1897
5-Month
52.91°F
(11.62°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1976
84th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jul–Dec 1897
6-Month
56.32°F
(13.51°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.11°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1976
82nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jun–Dec 1897
7-Month
58.00°F
(14.44°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1976
79th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
May–Dec 1897
8-Month
58.40°F
(14.67°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1976
77th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Ties: 1969, 2000
Apr–Dec 1897
9-Month
57.59°F
(14.22°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.02°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2021
Ties: 1970
Mar–Dec 1897
10-Month
55.71°F
(13.17°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Feb–Dec 1897
11-Month
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.19°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1945, 1971
Jan–Dec 1897
12-Month
51.56°F
(10.87°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.25°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1917
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jul 1896–Dec 1897
18-Month
52.96°F
(11.64°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.56°F
(-0.32°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012, 2016
Jan 1896–Dec 1897
24-Month
51.78°F
(10.99°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.13°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1917
84th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1908
Jan 1895–Dec 1897
36-Month
51.30°F
(10.72°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.71°F
(-0.40°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1897 1917
117th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017

Citing This Page

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