Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1959

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1959
1-Month
45.93°F
(7.74°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
3.17°F
(1.76°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1983
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2021
Nov–Dec 1959
2-Month
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
0.60°F
(0.34°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 2000
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1999
Oct–Dec 1959
3-Month
53.84°F
(12.13°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 1999
Sep–Dec 1959
4-Month
59.64°F
(15.36°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2021
Ties: 1974
Aug–Dec 1959
5-Month
64.91°F
(18.28°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.08°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2021
Jul–Dec 1959
6-Month
68.61°F
(20.34°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2021
Jun–Dec 1959
7-Month
70.67°F
(21.48°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2021
Ties: 1947
May–Dec 1959
8-Month
70.97°F
(21.65°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2021
Ties: 1979
Apr–Dec 1959
9-Month
70.26°F
(21.26°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
0.29°F
(0.17°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1972
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1959
10-Month
68.61°F
(20.34°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1912
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012
Feb–Dec 1959
11-Month
66.30°F
(19.06°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1912
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012
Jan–Dec 1959
12-Month
64.15°F
(17.86°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.15°F
(0.08°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1912
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012
Ties: 2013
Jul 1958–Dec 1959
18-Month
65.85°F
(18.81°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.29°F
(0.17°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1912
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012
Ties: 1910
Jan 1958–Dec 1959
24-Month
63.94°F
(17.74°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.04°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1913
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2017
Ties: 1952
Jan 1957–Dec 1959
36-Month
63.78°F
(17.66°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1905
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Jan 1956–Dec 1959
48-Month
64.07°F
(17.82°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1906
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2018
Jan 1955–Dec 1959
60-Month
64.04°F
(17.80°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.08°F
(0.04°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1907
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 2, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/