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Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1916

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1916
1-Month
18.00°F
(-7.78°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
-4.60°F
(-2.56°C)
8th Coolest
Coolest since:
1909
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Nov–Dec 1916
2-Month
22.90°F
(-5.06°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
-3.74°F
(-2.08°C)
3rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
125th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Oct–Dec 1916
3-Month
28.41°F
(-1.99°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
-3.16°F
(-1.75°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1898
Sep–Dec 1916
4-Month
33.80°F
(1.00°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
-2.85°F
(-1.58°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Dec 1916
5-Month
38.81°F
(3.78°C)
41.12°F
(5.07°C)
-2.31°F
(-1.29°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Jul–Dec 1916
6-Month
42.59°F
(5.88°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
-1.78°F
(-0.99°C)
3rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
125th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1916
7-Month
44.13°F
(6.74°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
-1.84°F
(-1.02°C)
2nd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
126th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1916
8-Month
44.42°F
(6.90°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
-1.74°F
(-0.97°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Apr–Dec 1916
9-Month
43.70°F
(6.50°C)
45.31°F
(7.39°C)
-1.61°F
(-0.89°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Mar–Dec 1916
10-Month
42.30°F
(5.72°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
-1.48°F
(-0.82°C)
4th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
124th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 1916
11-Month
40.43°F
(4.68°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-1.45°F
(-0.81°C)
5th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
123rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan–Dec 1916
12-Month
38.57°F
(3.65°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-1.46°F
(-0.81°C)
5th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
123rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul 1915–Dec 1916
18-Month
40.43°F
(4.68°C)
41.49°F
(5.27°C)
-1.06°F
(-0.59°C)
5th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
122nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan 1915–Dec 1916
24-Month
39.20°F
(4.00°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.83°F
(-0.46°C)
10th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1914–Dec 1916
36-Month
39.45°F
(4.14°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.58°F
(-0.32°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
112th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1913–Dec 1916
48-Month
39.49°F
(4.16°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.30°C)
13th Coolest
Coolest since:
1919
112th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1912–Dec 1916
60-Month
39.29°F
(4.05°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.71°F
(-0.39°C)
5th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
119th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019

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