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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1971
1-Month
43.23°F
(6.24°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
62nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
66th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1915
Nov–Dec 1971
2-Month
47.70°F
(8.72°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
57th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
71st Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 1971
3-Month
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
56th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
72nd Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Ties: 1923, 1960
Sep–Dec 1971
4-Month
59.66°F
(15.37°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
48th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
80th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 1971
5-Month
64.74°F
(18.19°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
51st Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
77th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1971
6-Month
68.20°F
(20.11°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1971
7-Month
70.23°F
(21.24°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.13°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1971
8-Month
70.35°F
(21.31°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.23°C)
40th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
88th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1986
Apr–Dec 1971
9-Month
69.58°F
(20.88°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
42nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1926
Mar–Dec 1971
10-Month
67.78°F
(19.88°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.49°F
(-0.27°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
89th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1971
11-Month
65.67°F
(18.71°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.25°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1960
Jan–Dec 1971
12-Month
63.53°F
(17.52°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 1970–Dec 1971
18-Month
65.21°F
(18.45°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.19°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
88th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 1970–Dec 1971
24-Month
63.54°F
(17.52°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1969–Dec 1971
36-Month
63.43°F
(17.46°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.56°F
(-0.31°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
103rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1968–Dec 1971
48-Month
63.37°F
(17.43°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.60°F
(-0.33°C)
17th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1967–Dec 1971
60-Month
63.46°F
(17.48°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
15th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
109th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016

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