Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
42.75°F
(5.97°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-0.01°F
(-0.01°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1983
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
47.46°F
(8.59°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-0.27°F
(-0.15°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 2000
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1999
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
53.97°F
(12.21°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.06°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1972
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 1999
Ties: 1947
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
60.49°F
(15.83°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Ties: 1973
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
65.49°F
(18.61°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
68.96°F
(20.53°C)
68.64°F
(20.36°C)
0.32°F
(0.17°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
70.76°F
(21.53°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.30°F
(0.16°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1972
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2021
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
71.07°F
(21.71°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
0.29°F
(0.17°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1972
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2021
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
70.51°F
(21.39°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1972
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
68.46°F
(20.26°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.19°F
(0.11°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1912
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
66.10°F
(18.94°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1912
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 2013
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
63.84°F
(17.69°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1912
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
65.66°F
(18.70°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1912
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1944, 1952, 2019
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
63.86°F
(17.70°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1913
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
64.29°F
(17.94°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.30°F
(0.17°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1905
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
64.14°F
(17.86°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1906
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2018
Ties: 1997
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
64.08°F
(17.82°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1907
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 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 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/