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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1974
1-Month
43.30°F
(6.28°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
66th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
62nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 1974
2-Month
48.12°F
(8.96°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
64th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
64th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 1974
3-Month
54.40°F
(12.44°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
0.31°F
(0.17°C)
72nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
56th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 1974
4-Month
59.64°F
(15.36°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
82nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1959
Aug–Dec 1974
5-Month
64.32°F
(17.96°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-0.72°F
(-0.40°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
98th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 1974
6-Month
68.18°F
(20.10°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
40th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
88th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1997
Jun–Dec 1974
7-Month
70.18°F
(21.21°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1974
8-Month
70.52°F
(21.40°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1969
Apr–Dec 1974
9-Month
69.83°F
(21.02°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.07°C)
53rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1918, 1965, 1989
Mar–Dec 1974
10-Month
68.44°F
(20.24°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.17°F
(0.09°C)
69th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
59th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1974
11-Month
66.46°F
(19.14°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
77th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
51st Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 1974
12-Month
64.32°F
(17.96°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
79th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
49th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 1973–Dec 1974
18-Month
65.87°F
(18.82°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
47th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 1973–Dec 1974
24-Month
64.07°F
(17.82°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
67th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
60th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1972–Dec 1974
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: 1962
Jan 1971–Dec 1974
48-Month
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.15°C)
34th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1960
Jan 1970–Dec 1974
60-Month
63.66°F
(17.59°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
32nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016

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