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Average Temperature Rankings, December 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2002
1-Month
35.08°F
(1.71°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
2.40°F
(1.33°C)
99th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
30th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1921
Nov–Dec 2002
2-Month
38.53°F
(3.63°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
1.34°F
(0.75°C)
94th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
35th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Oct–Dec 2002
3-Month
42.96°F
(6.09°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
58th Coolest
Coolest since:
1898
71st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Sep–Dec 2002
4-Month
48.94°F
(9.41°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.60°F
(0.33°C)
82nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
47th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 2002
5-Month
53.72°F
(12.07°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
85th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
44th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1940, 1987
Jul–Dec 2002
6-Month
57.41°F
(14.12°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
98th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
31st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 2002
7-Month
59.33°F
(15.18°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
1.11°F
(0.61°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
26th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1994
May–Dec 2002
8-Month
59.32°F
(15.18°C)
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
0.86°F
(0.48°C)
96th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
33rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 2019
Apr–Dec 2002
9-Month
58.68°F
(14.82°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
1.03°F
(0.57°C)
102nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
27th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Mar–Dec 2002
10-Month
56.76°F
(13.76°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.73°F
(0.41°C)
88th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
41st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1954
Feb–Dec 2002
11-Month
54.91°F
(12.73°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
96th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
33rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1946
Jan–Dec 2002
12-Month
53.21°F
(11.78°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
26th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 2001–Dec 2002
18-Month
55.05°F
(12.81°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
116th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012, 2016
Ties: 1998
Jan 2001–Dec 2002
24-Month
53.45°F
(11.92°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.43°F
(0.80°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2000–Dec 2002
36-Month
53.39°F
(11.88°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.38°F
(0.76°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 2003
Jan 1999–Dec 2002
48-Month
53.51°F
(11.95°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1998–Dec 2002
60-Month
53.66°F
(12.03°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.67°F
(0.92°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
8th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2019, 2020

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