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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2008
1-Month
42.60°F
(5.89°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
48th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
80th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1966
Nov–Dec 2008
2-Month
48.76°F
(9.31°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
1.03°F
(0.57°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
48th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 2008
3-Month
54.78°F
(12.66°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
0.69°F
(0.39°C)
81st Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
47th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 2008
4-Month
60.58°F
(15.88°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
45th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1940
Aug–Dec 2008
5-Month
65.45°F
(18.58°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
0.41°F
(0.22°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
48th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 2008
6-Month
69.05°F
(20.58°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
48th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1955
Jun–Dec 2008
7-Month
70.99°F
(21.66°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.53°F
(0.29°C)
86th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
42nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1943
May–Dec 2008
8-Month
71.13°F
(21.74°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
48th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 2008
9-Month
70.28°F
(21.27°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
73rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
55th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012, 2021
Mar–Dec 2008
10-Month
68.66°F
(20.37°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
48th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Ties: 2014
Feb–Dec 2008
11-Month
66.60°F
(19.22°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
80th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
48th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 2008
12-Month
64.45°F
(18.03°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
45th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 2007–Dec 2008
18-Month
66.42°F
(19.12°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
99th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
28th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 2007–Dec 2008
24-Month
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.05°F
(0.59°C)
102nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2006–Dec 2008
36-Month
65.50°F
(18.61°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
115th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2005–Dec 2008
48-Month
65.50°F
(18.61°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 2004–Dec 2008
60-Month
65.32°F
(18.51°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
1.36°F
(0.75°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016

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