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Average Temperature Rankings, December 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1953
1-Month
33.69°F
(0.94°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
76th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
52nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 1953
2-Month
38.78°F
(3.77°C)
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
1.60°F
(0.89°C)
98th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
30th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Oct–Dec 1953
3-Month
44.59°F
(6.99°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
1.76°F
(0.97°C)
108th Coolest
Coolest since:
1898
20th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Sep–Dec 1953
4-Month
49.98°F
(9.99°C)
48.33°F
(9.07°C)
1.65°F
(0.92°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1953
5-Month
54.41°F
(12.45°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
1.32°F
(0.73°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1953
6-Month
57.70°F
(14.28°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
106th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
22nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 2010
Jun–Dec 1953
7-Month
59.48°F
(15.27°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
1.26°F
(0.70°C)
106th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
22nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1953
8-Month
59.45°F
(15.25°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 2014
Apr–Dec 1953
9-Month
58.26°F
(14.59°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
87th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
41st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Mar–Dec 1953
10-Month
56.81°F
(13.78°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.78°F
(0.43°C)
91st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
37th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1953
11-Month
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.89°F
(0.49°C)
94th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
34th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 1953
12-Month
53.37°F
(11.87°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
1.34°F
(0.74°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 1952–Dec 1953
18-Month
54.42°F
(12.46°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
100th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
27th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012, 2016
Jan 1952–Dec 1953
24-Month
52.82°F
(11.57°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.80°F
(0.45°C)
96th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
31st Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1951–Dec 1953
36-Month
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
49th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1997
Jan 1950–Dec 1953
48-Month
52.04°F
(11.13°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.04°F
(0.02°C)
60th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
65th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1949–Dec 1953
60-Month
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
64th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
60th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019, 2020
Ties: 1945

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