Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1970
1-Month
44.10°F
(6.72°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.34°F
(0.74°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1983
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
Ties: 1962
Nov–Dec 1970
2-Month
47.96°F
(8.87°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1968 2000
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1999
Oct–Dec 1970
3-Month
53.33°F
(11.85°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.76°F
(-0.42°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1972
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 1999
Ties: 1906
Sep–Dec 1970
4-Month
59.31°F
(15.17°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-0.71°F
(-0.40°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1972
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2021
Ties: 1957
Aug–Dec 1970
5-Month
64.82°F
(18.23°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1972
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2021
Jul–Dec 1970
6-Month
68.55°F
(20.31°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1972
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2021
Ties: 1930, 1964
Jun–Dec 1970
7-Month
70.41°F
(21.34°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1972
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2021
May–Dec 1970
8-Month
70.91°F
(21.62°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.14°F
(0.08°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1972
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2021
Apr–Dec 1970
9-Month
69.85°F
(21.03°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1972
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1970
10-Month
67.80°F
(19.89°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1912
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1945
Feb–Dec 1970
11-Month
65.94°F
(18.86°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1912
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1942
Jan–Dec 1970
12-Month
63.55°F
(17.53°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1912
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Jul 1969–Dec 1970
18-Month
65.16°F
(18.42°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1912
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Ties: 1965
Jan 1969–Dec 1970
24-Month
63.37°F
(17.43°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.63°F
(-0.35°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1913
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Jan 1968–Dec 1970
36-Month
63.32°F
(17.40°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.37°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1905
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Jan 1967–Dec 1970
48-Month
63.44°F
(17.47°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.29°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1906
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2018
Jan 1966–Dec 1970
60-Month
63.48°F
(17.49°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1907
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 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 25, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/