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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1962
1-Month
44.10°F
(6.72°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.34°F
(0.74°C)
82nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
46th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1970
Nov–Dec 1962
2-Month
49.06°F
(9.48°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
1.32°F
(0.74°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 1962
3-Month
55.52°F
(13.07°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.43°F
(0.80°C)
100th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
28th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 1962
4-Month
60.90°F
(16.06°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
95th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
33rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1962
5-Month
65.93°F
(18.85°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
96th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
32nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1962
6-Month
69.10°F
(20.61°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
45th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1960
Jun–Dec 1962
7-Month
70.75°F
(21.53°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
51st Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1981
May–Dec 1962
8-Month
71.27°F
(21.82°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
0.49°F
(0.28°C)
85th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
43rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 1962
9-Month
70.57°F
(21.43°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
88th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
40th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1943
Mar–Dec 1962
10-Month
68.40°F
(20.22°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
67th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
61st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1962
11-Month
66.34°F
(19.08°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
74th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
54th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 1962
12-Month
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
63rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
65th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1955
Jul 1961–Dec 1962
18-Month
65.19°F
(18.44°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
89th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 1961–Dec 1962
24-Month
63.89°F
(17.72°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
54th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
73rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1927
Jan 1960–Dec 1962
36-Month
63.74°F
(17.63°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
87th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1974
Jan 1959–Dec 1962
48-Month
63.84°F
(17.69°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
47th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1958–Dec 1962
60-Month
63.82°F
(17.68°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016

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