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Average Temperature Rankings, December 1898

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1898
1-Month
28.67°F
(-1.85°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-4.01°F
(-2.23°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
119th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 1898
2-Month
33.53°F
(0.85°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-3.66°F
(-2.03°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Oct–Dec 1898
3-Month
39.52°F
(4.18°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-3.31°F
(-1.84°C)
1st Coolest
Coolest since:
1898
127th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Sep–Dec 1898
4-Month
46.00°F
(7.78°C)
48.33°F
(9.07°C)
-2.33°F
(-1.29°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1898
5-Month
51.35°F
(10.75°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-1.74°F
(-0.97°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1898
6-Month
55.01°F
(12.78°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-1.50°F
(-0.84°C)
3rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
125th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1898
7-Month
57.05°F
(13.92°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-1.17°F
(-0.65°C)
7th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
121st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1898
8-Month
57.41°F
(14.12°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
-1.06°F
(-0.59°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
119th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 1898
9-Month
56.68°F
(13.71°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
-0.97°F
(-0.54°C)
11th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1951
Mar–Dec 1898
10-Month
55.11°F
(12.84°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.92°F
(-0.51°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
116th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1898
11-Month
53.32°F
(11.84°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.39°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1972
Jan–Dec 1898
12-Month
51.43°F
(10.79°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.33°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
107th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1909
Jul 1897–Dec 1898
18-Month
53.06°F
(11.70°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
103rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012, 2016
Jan 1897–Dec 1898
24-Month
51.49°F
(10.83°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.52°F
(-0.29°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
107th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1896–Dec 1898
36-Month
51.66°F
(10.92°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
32nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
94th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Ties: 1909
Jan 1895–Dec 1898
48-Month
51.33°F
(10.74°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.37°C)
9th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
116th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2018

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