Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2016
1-Month
32.95°F
(0.53°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1983
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Ties: 1912
Nov–Dec 2016
2-Month
40.46°F
(4.70°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
3.27°F
(1.82°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2014 2000
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Oct–Dec 2016
3-Month
46.21°F
(7.89°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
3.38°F
(1.87°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1898
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Sep–Dec 2016
4-Month
51.44°F
(10.80°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
3.10°F
(1.72°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Aug–Dec 2016
5-Month
55.86°F
(13.26°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
2.77°F
(1.54°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Jul–Dec 2016
6-Month
59.09°F
(15.05°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
2.58°F
(1.43°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Jun–Dec 2016
7-Month
60.90°F
(16.06°C)
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
2.67°F
(1.49°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
May–Dec 2016
8-Month
60.82°F
(16.01°C)
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
2.36°F
(1.31°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Apr–Dec 2016
9-Month
59.98°F
(15.54°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
2.33°F
(1.29°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Mar–Dec 2016
10-Month
58.73°F
(14.85°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
2.70°F
(1.50°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Feb–Dec 2016
11-Month
56.98°F
(13.88°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
2.97°F
(1.65°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jan–Dec 2016
12-Month
54.92°F
(12.73°C)
52.03°F
(11.13°C)
2.89°F
(1.60°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012
Jul 2015–Dec 2016
18-Month
56.38°F
(13.54°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
2.86°F
(1.58°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
1st Warmest Warmest since: 2012 2012, 2016
Ties: 2012
Jan 2015–Dec 2016
24-Month
54.66°F
(12.59°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.64°F
(1.47°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jan 2014–Dec 2016
36-Month
53.95°F
(12.19°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.94°F
(1.07°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jan 2013–Dec 2016
48-Month
53.57°F
(11.98°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.58°F
(0.87°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2018
Jan 2012–Dec 2016
60-Month
53.91°F
(12.17°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
1.93°F
(1.07°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1920
5th Warmest Warmest to Date 2019, 2020

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