Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2015

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2015
1-Month
38.66°F
(3.70°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
5.98°F
(3.32°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1983
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Nov–Dec 2015
2-Month
41.63°F
(5.35°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
4.44°F
(2.47°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 2000
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2001 2021
Oct–Dec 2015
3-Month
46.83°F
(8.24°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
4.00°F
(2.22°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1898
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Sep–Dec 2015
4-Month
52.26°F
(11.26°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
3.92°F
(2.18°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Aug–Dec 2015
5-Month
56.40°F
(13.56°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
3.31°F
(1.84°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jul–Dec 2015
6-Month
59.32°F
(15.18°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
2.81°F
(1.56°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jun–Dec 2015
7-Month
61.04°F
(16.13°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
2.82°F
(1.56°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
May–Dec 2015
8-Month
61.02°F
(16.12°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
2.55°F
(1.41°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Apr–Dec 2015
9-Month
60.15°F
(15.64°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
2.51°F
(1.40°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Mar–Dec 2015
10-Month
58.68°F
(14.82°C)
56.04°F
(13.36°C)
2.64°F
(1.46°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Feb–Dec 2015
11-Month
56.34°F
(13.52°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
2.33°F
(1.29°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan–Dec 2015
12-Month
54.40°F
(12.44°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.38°F
(1.32°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jul 2014–Dec 2015
18-Month
55.42°F
(13.01°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
1.90°F
(1.05°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012, 2016
Jan 2014–Dec 2015
24-Month
53.47°F
(11.93°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.45°F
(0.81°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2013 2017
Jan 2013–Dec 2015
36-Month
53.12°F
(11.73°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
20th Warmest Warmest since: 2014 2017
Jan 2012–Dec 2015
48-Month
53.66°F
(12.03°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.67°F
(0.92°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2018
Ties: 2007
Jan 2011–Dec 2015
60-Month
53.57°F
(11.98°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.58°F
(0.87°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1920
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2019, 2020

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/