Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
43.92°F
(6.62°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.16°F
(0.64°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1983
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
49.36°F
(9.64°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
1.63°F
(0.90°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 2000
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 1999
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
55.21°F
(12.89°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 1999
Ties: 1973
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
61.08°F
(16.16°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
1.06°F
(0.59°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
65.79°F
(18.77°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
69.13°F
(20.63°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Ties: 1941
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
71.15°F
(21.75°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
71.67°F
(22.04°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
71.23°F
(21.79°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
1.27°F
(0.70°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
69.49°F
(20.83°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
1.22°F
(0.68°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2012
Ties: 2005
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
67.50°F
(19.72°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
1.37°F
(0.76°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
65.34°F
(18.52°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.34°F
(0.74°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
66.11°F
(18.95°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1955
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
65.12°F
(18.40°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1913
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
64.43°F
(18.02°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.44°F
(0.25°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1905
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2017
Ties: 2010
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
64.22°F
(17.90°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1906
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2018
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Ties: 1922

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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/