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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1961

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1961
1-Month
40.69°F
(4.83°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-2.07°F
(-1.15°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1960
Nov–Dec 1961
2-Month
45.75°F
(7.64°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-1.98°F
(-1.10°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
114th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 1961
3-Month
52.82°F
(11.57°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-1.27°F
(-0.70°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 1961
4-Month
58.54°F
(14.74°C)
60.03°F
(15.57°C)
-1.49°F
(-0.83°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
116th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1961
5-Month
63.93°F
(17.74°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-1.11°F
(-0.62°C)
13th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1961
6-Month
67.66°F
(19.81°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.99°F
(-0.55°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
111th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1961
7-Month
69.86°F
(21.03°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.34°C)
33rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
95th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1961
8-Month
70.09°F
(21.16°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.38°C)
27th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
101st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 1961
9-Month
69.08°F
(20.60°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
-0.89°F
(-0.49°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Dec 1961
10-Month
67.61°F
(19.78°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.66°F
(-0.37°C)
28th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1961
11-Month
65.87°F
(18.82°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 1961
12-Month
63.82°F
(17.68°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
51st Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
77th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1973
Jul 1960–Dec 1961
18-Month
65.58°F
(18.66°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
56th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
71st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 1960–Dec 1961
24-Month
63.62°F
(17.57°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.20°C)
36th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1919
Jan 1959–Dec 1961
36-Month
63.80°F
(17.67°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
44th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
82nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1926
Jan 1958–Dec 1961
48-Month
63.78°F
(17.66°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
45th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
80th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1957–Dec 1961
60-Month
63.72°F
(17.62°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016

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