Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1942

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1942
1-Month
42.84°F
(6.02°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.08°F
(0.04°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1983
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Nov–Dec 1942
2-Month
48.80°F
(9.33°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1940 2000
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1999
Ties: 2002
Oct–Dec 1942
3-Month
55.01°F
(12.78°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
0.92°F
(0.51°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1972
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1999
Ties: 2014
Sep–Dec 1942
4-Month
60.46°F
(15.81°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.44°F
(0.24°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Ties: 1900, 1908, 1960
Aug–Dec 1942
5-Month
65.28°F
(18.49°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1972
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Ties: 1981
Jul–Dec 1942
6-Month
68.95°F
(20.53°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1972
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Ties: 1910
Jun–Dec 1942
7-Month
70.57°F
(21.43°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1972
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
May–Dec 1942
8-Month
70.69°F
(21.49°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.05°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1972
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Apr–Dec 1942
9-Month
70.15°F
(21.19°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
0.19°F
(0.10°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1972
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1942
10-Month
68.43°F
(20.24°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1912
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2012
Feb–Dec 1942
11-Month
65.94°F
(18.86°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 1912
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Ties: 1970
Jan–Dec 1942
12-Month
63.85°F
(17.69°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1940 1912
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Jul 1941–Dec 1942
18-Month
65.61°F
(18.67°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1912
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2012
Jan 1941–Dec 1942
24-Month
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.01°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1913
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2017
Jan 1940–Dec 1942
36-Month
63.89°F
(17.72°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1905
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Jan 1939–Dec 1942
48-Month
64.39°F
(17.99°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.42°F
(0.23°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1906
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2018
Jan 1938–Dec 1942
60-Month
64.56°F
(18.09°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.59°F
(0.33°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1941 1907
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/