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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
44.51°F
(6.95°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
89th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
39th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
96th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
32nd Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Ties: 1994
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
55.19°F
(12.88°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
60.80°F
(16.00°C)
60.03°F
(15.57°C)
0.77°F
(0.43°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 2019
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
66.01°F
(18.89°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
98th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
30th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1936
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
69.70°F
(20.94°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
1.05°F
(0.58°C)
100th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
28th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
71.89°F
(22.16°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
1.43°F
(0.79°C)
106th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
22nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
72.28°F
(22.38°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
1.50°F
(0.84°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
19th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
71.50°F
(21.94°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
69.84°F
(21.02°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
67.64°F
(19.80°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
113th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 1931
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
65.18°F
(18.43°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.18°F
(0.65°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
66.50°F
(19.17°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.94°F
(0.53°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
24th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
65.26°F
(18.48°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.26°F
(0.70°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
65.14°F
(18.41°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.16°F
(0.64°C)
104th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
22nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
64.62°F
(18.12°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.64°F
(0.35°C)
89th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
36th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1937
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
64.41°F
(18.01°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
81st Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
43rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1994

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