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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2012
1-Month
45.82°F
(7.68°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
3.06°F
(1.70°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 2012
2-Month
50.87°F
(10.48°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
3.14°F
(1.74°C)
118th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
11th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 2012
3-Month
55.94°F
(13.30°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.85°F
(1.03°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
19th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Ties: 1931
Sep–Dec 2012
4-Month
61.97°F
(16.65°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
1.95°F
(1.08°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1954, 2005
Aug–Dec 2012
5-Month
67.06°F
(19.48°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
2.01°F
(1.12°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 2012
6-Month
70.87°F
(21.59°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
2.22°F
(1.23°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 2012
7-Month
72.78°F
(22.66°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
2.31°F
(1.29°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1939
May–Dec 2012
8-Month
73.26°F
(22.92°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
2.49°F
(1.38°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Apr–Dec 2012
9-Month
72.64°F
(22.58°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
2.67°F
(1.49°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
2nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2021
Mar–Dec 2012
10-Month
71.66°F
(22.03°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
3.39°F
(1.88°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Feb–Dec 2012
11-Month
69.51°F
(20.84°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
3.38°F
(1.88°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Jan–Dec 2012
12-Month
67.69°F
(19.83°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
3.69°F
(2.05°C)
128th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Jul 2011–Dec 2012
18-Month
68.74°F
(20.41°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
3.19°F
(1.77°C)
127th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2012
Jan 2011–Dec 2012
24-Month
66.42°F
(19.12°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
2.43°F
(1.35°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
2nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017
Jan 2010–Dec 2012
36-Month
65.84°F
(18.80°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
1.85°F
(1.03°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2009–Dec 2012
48-Month
65.42°F
(18.57°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.45°F
(0.81°C)
114th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
12th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2013
Jan 2008–Dec 2012
60-Month
65.23°F
(18.46°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.26°F
(0.70°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
15th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 2009

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