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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1953

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1953
1-Month
43.95°F
(6.64°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
79th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
49th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 1953
2-Month
49.76°F
(9.87°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
2.03°F
(1.13°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
23rd Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 1953
3-Month
56.62°F
(13.68°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
2.53°F
(1.41°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
10th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 1953
4-Month
62.81°F
(17.12°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
2.79°F
(1.55°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1953
5-Month
67.37°F
(19.65°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
2.32°F
(1.29°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1953
6-Month
70.72°F
(21.51°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
116th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1953
7-Month
72.52°F
(22.51°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
2.06°F
(1.14°C)
116th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1953
8-Month
72.38°F
(22.43°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
1.60°F
(0.89°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1956, 2011
Apr–Dec 1953
9-Month
71.09°F
(21.72°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
1.12°F
(0.63°C)
102nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
26th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Dec 1953
10-Month
69.51°F
(20.84°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
1.24°F
(0.69°C)
107th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
21st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1953
11-Month
67.48°F
(19.71°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
108th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
20th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 1953
12-Month
65.76°F
(18.76°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.76°F
(0.98°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
13th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 1952–Dec 1953
18-Month
67.03°F
(19.46°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
1.47°F
(0.82°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
13th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2007
Jan 1952–Dec 1953
24-Month
65.23°F
(18.46°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.23°F
(0.68°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1951–Dec 1953
36-Month
64.55°F
(18.08°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
88th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1950–Dec 1953
48-Month
64.31°F
(17.95°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
81st Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
44th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1993
Jan 1949–Dec 1953
60-Month
64.29°F
(17.94°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
47th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016

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