Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
39.40°F
(4.11°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-3.36°F
(-1.87°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1983
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
43.40°F
(6.33°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-4.33°F
(-2.41°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 2000
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1999
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
50.07°F
(10.04°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-4.02°F
(-2.23°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 1999
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
56.71°F
(13.73°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-3.31°F
(-1.84°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
62.25°F
(16.81°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
-2.80°F
(-1.55°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
66.03°F
(18.91°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-2.62°F
(-1.45°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
68.18°F
(20.10°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
-2.28°F
(-1.27°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
68.84°F
(20.47°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-1.94°F
(-1.07°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
68.24°F
(20.13°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
-1.72°F
(-0.96°C)
1st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
127th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
67.08°F
(19.49°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-1.19°F
(-0.66°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1912
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
65.10°F
(18.39°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-1.04°F
(-0.58°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1923 1912
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
63.08°F
(17.27°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.92°F
(-0.51°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1912
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
64.79°F
(18.22°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
-0.76°F
(-0.42°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1912
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
63.31°F
(17.39°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.39°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1913
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
63.39°F
(17.44°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.60°F
(-0.33°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1905
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
63.34°F
(17.41°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.63°F
(-0.35°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1906
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2018
Ties: 1899
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
63.31°F
(17.39°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.65°F
(-0.37°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1907
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Maximum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 29, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/