Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1979

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1979
1-Month
36.03°F
(2.24°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
3.35°F
(1.86°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2021
Nov–Dec 1979
2-Month
37.99°F
(3.33°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
0.80°F
(0.45°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 2000
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Oct–Dec 1979
3-Month
43.74°F
(6.52°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.91°F
(0.50°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1898
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2021
Sep–Dec 1979
4-Month
49.33°F
(9.63°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.99°F
(0.55°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2021
Aug–Dec 1979
5-Month
53.66°F
(12.03°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.57°F
(0.31°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1965
Jul–Dec 1979
6-Month
56.90°F
(13.83°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.39°F
(0.21°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Jun–Dec 1979
7-Month
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Ties: 1958, 1986
May–Dec 1979
8-Month
58.55°F
(14.75°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.08°F
(0.04°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Apr–Dec 1979
9-Month
57.61°F
(14.23°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.01°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2021
Mar–Dec 1979
10-Month
56.06°F
(13.37°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Dec 1979
11-Month
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.49°F
(-0.27°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1917
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Dec 1979
12-Month
50.88°F
(10.49°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-1.14°F
(-0.63°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012
Jul 1978–Dec 1979
18-Month
52.65°F
(11.47°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.49°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1917
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2012, 2016
Jan 1978–Dec 1979
24-Month
50.96°F
(10.53°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-1.05°F
(-0.59°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1918 1917
123rd Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Ties: 1918
Jan 1977–Dec 1979
36-Month
51.49°F
(10.83°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2017
Jan 1976–Dec 1979
48-Month
51.49°F
(10.83°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1917
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2018
Jan 1975–Dec 1979
60-Month
51.49°F
(10.83°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1920
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1978 2019, 2020
Ties: 1908, 1972

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published June 2022, retrieved on June 30, 2022 from https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cag/