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 2018

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2018
1-Month
35.51°F
(1.95°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
2.83°F
(1.57°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1983
26th Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2021
Nov–Dec 2018
2-Month
37.76°F
(3.20°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
0.57°F
(0.32°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 2013 2000
57th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Ties: 1907
Oct–Dec 2018
3-Month
43.08°F
(6.16°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1898
66th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Sep–Dec 2018
4-Month
49.19°F
(9.55°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.85°F
(0.47°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1976
37th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Aug–Dec 2018
5-Month
54.05°F
(12.25°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 2013 1976
30th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Ties: 2004
Jul–Dec 2018
6-Month
57.62°F
(14.23°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
1.11°F
(0.61°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
24th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Jun–Dec 2018
7-Month
59.61°F
(15.34°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
1.39°F
(0.77°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1976
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
May–Dec 2018
8-Month
60.35°F
(15.75°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
1.88°F
(1.04°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1976
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2021
Apr–Dec 2018
9-Month
59.09°F
(15.05°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
1.45°F
(0.81°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2021
Mar–Dec 2018
10-Month
57.46°F
(14.14°C)
56.04°F
(13.36°C)
1.42°F
(0.78°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
14th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Feb–Dec 2018
11-Month
55.46°F
(13.03°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
1.45°F
(0.80°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
15th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jan–Dec 2018
12-Month
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.50°F
(0.84°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
16th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012
Jul 2017–Dec 2018
18-Month
55.07°F
(12.82°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2014 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2012, 2016
Jan 2017–Dec 2018
24-Month
54.04°F
(12.24°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
2.02°F
(1.12°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2015 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jan 2016–Dec 2018
36-Month
54.33°F
(12.41°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jan 2015–Dec 2018
48-Month
54.35°F
(12.42°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
2.35°F
(1.31°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1917
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2018
Jan 2014–Dec 2018
60-Month
53.99°F
(12.22°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
2.00°F
(1.11°C)
121st Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1920
3rd 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/