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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 2016

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2016
1-Month
42.64°F
(5.91°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.07°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1983
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Nov–Dec 2016
2-Month
51.10°F
(10.61°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
3.37°F
(1.87°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
2000
9th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Oct–Dec 2016
3-Month
57.36°F
(14.09°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
3.27°F
(1.82°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
5th Warmest
Warmest since:
1999
Sep–Dec 2016
4-Month
62.87°F
(17.15°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
2.85°F
(1.58°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Aug–Dec 2016
5-Month
67.46°F
(19.70°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
2.41°F
(1.34°C)
121st Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jul–Dec 2016
6-Month
70.86°F
(21.59°C)
68.64°F
(20.36°C)
2.22°F
(1.23°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 2016
7-Month
72.87°F
(22.71°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
2.41°F
(1.34°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 2016
8-Month
72.83°F
(22.68°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
2.05°F
(1.14°C)
120th Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
8th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1936
Apr–Dec 2016
9-Month
72.02°F
(22.23°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
2.06°F
(1.14°C)
122nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1972
6th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Mar–Dec 2016
10-Month
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
2.50°F
(1.39°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
4th Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Feb–Dec 2016
11-Month
68.95°F
(20.53°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
2.81°F
(1.56°C)
126th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
2nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan–Dec 2016
12-Month
66.69°F
(19.27°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
2.69°F
(1.49°C)
125th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jul 2015–Dec 2016
18-Month
68.10°F
(20.06°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
2.54°F
(1.42°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1912
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2012
Jan 2015–Dec 2016
24-Month
66.38°F
(19.10°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
2.39°F
(1.33°C)
124th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
3rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2014–Dec 2016
36-Month
65.70°F
(18.72°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.72°F
(0.95°C)
119th Coolest
Coolest since:
1905
7th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2013–Dec 2016
48-Month
65.31°F
(18.51°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.34°F
(0.75°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1906
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 2003
Jan 2012–Dec 2016
60-Month
65.79°F
(18.77°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
1.82°F
(1.01°C)
123rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1907
1st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016

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