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Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
29.86°F
(-1.19°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-2.82°F
(-1.57°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
34.40°F
(1.33°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-2.79°F
(-1.55°C)
6th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
122nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
40.36°F
(4.64°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-2.47°F
(-1.38°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1898
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
46.38°F
(7.99°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
-1.96°F
(-1.09°C)
5th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
123rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
51.44°F
(10.80°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-1.65°F
(-0.92°C)
5th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
123rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
54.90°F
(12.72°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-1.61°F
(-0.90°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
56.80°F
(13.78°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-1.42°F
(-0.79°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
57.26°F
(14.03°C)
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
-1.20°F
(-0.67°C)
6th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
122nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
56.55°F
(13.64°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
-1.10°F
(-0.61°C)
7th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
121st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
55.30°F
(12.94°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.73°F
(-0.41°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1915
Feb–Dec 1972
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: 1898
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
51.37°F
(10.76°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.36°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
53.10°F
(11.72°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.24°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
102nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012, 2016
Ties: 1906, 1918
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
51.51°F
(10.84°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
51.55°F
(10.86°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
51.54°F
(10.86°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.25°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
51.49°F
(10.83°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.49°F
(-0.27°C)
11th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019, 2020
Ties: 1908, 1979

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