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Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1896

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1896
1-Month
25.32°F
(-3.71°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
2.72°F
(1.51°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
1909
23rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Nov–Dec 1896
2-Month
26.74°F
(-2.92°C)
26.63°F
(-2.98°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
54th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
74th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Oct–Dec 1896
3-Month
31.06°F
(-0.52°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
89th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Sep–Dec 1896
4-Month
35.94°F
(2.19°C)
36.64°F
(2.58°C)
-0.70°F
(-0.39°C)
25th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
103rd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Ties: 1930
Aug–Dec 1896
5-Month
40.58°F
(4.77°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.30°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
99th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Ties: 1904, 1993
Jul–Dec 1896
6-Month
44.04°F
(6.69°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
85th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2021
Jun–Dec 1896
7-Month
45.82°F
(7.68°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
51st Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
77th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2021
May–Dec 1896
8-Month
46.36°F
(7.98°C)
46.15°F
(7.86°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
63rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
65th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Apr–Dec 1896
9-Month
45.69°F
(7.61°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
0.37°F
(0.21°C)
78th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
50th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Ties: 1949
Mar–Dec 1896
10-Month
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
57th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
71st Warmest
Warmest to Date
2015
Ties: 1962, 1996
Feb–Dec 1896
11-Month
41.94°F
(5.52°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
64th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
64th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Jan–Dec 1896
12-Month
40.24°F
(4.58°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
76th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
52nd Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Jul 1895–Dec 1896
18-Month
41.05°F
(5.03°C)
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.24°C)
22nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
105th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2016
Jan 1895–Dec 1896
24-Month
39.17°F
(3.98°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.49°C)
7th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
120th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2017

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