Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1998

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1998
1-Month
45.99°F
(7.77°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
3.23°F
(1.79°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1983
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Nov–Dec 1998
2-Month
50.36°F
(10.20°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
2.63°F
(1.46°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 2000
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1999
Oct–Dec 1998
3-Month
55.88°F
(13.27°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.79°F
(1.00°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1999
Sep–Dec 1998
4-Month
62.40°F
(16.89°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
2.38°F
(1.32°C)
118th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
10th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
Aug–Dec 1998
5-Month
67.31°F
(19.62°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
2.26°F
(1.26°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
Jul–Dec 1998
6-Month
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
2.12°F
(1.18°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
11th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
Jun–Dec 1998
7-Month
72.14°F
(22.30°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
1.67°F
(0.93°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
May–Dec 1998
8-Month
72.51°F
(22.51°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
1.74°F
(0.97°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
Apr–Dec 1998
9-Month
71.51°F
(21.95°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
1.54°F
(0.86°C)
114th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1972
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 1998
10-Month
69.54°F
(20.86°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
1.27°F
(0.71°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Feb–Dec 1998
11-Month
67.57°F
(19.76°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
1.43°F
(0.79°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Jan–Dec 1998
12-Month
65.63°F
(18.68°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.63°F
(0.90°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1990 2012
Ties: 1990
Jul 1997–Dec 1998
18-Month
66.48°F
(19.16°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.92°F
(0.52°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1912
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1988 2012
Jan 1997–Dec 1998
24-Month
64.67°F
(18.15°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1913
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1991 2017
Jan 1996–Dec 1998
36-Month
64.35°F
(17.97°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.37°F
(0.20°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1905
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2017
Jan 1995–Dec 1998
48-Month
64.35°F
(17.97°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1906
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2018
Jan 1994–Dec 1998
60-Month
64.44°F
(18.02°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1907
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1992 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 October 1, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/