Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
26.42°F
(-3.10°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
3.82°F
(2.12°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1909
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
27.56°F
(-2.47°C)
26.63°F
(-2.98°C)
0.93°F
(0.51°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1976
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1900
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
32.69°F
(0.38°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1976
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Ties: 1946
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
37.66°F
(3.14°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1976
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
41.93°F
(5.52°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
0.80°F
(0.45°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1976
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
45.06°F
(7.26°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
0.69°F
(0.39°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
46.65°F
(8.14°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.68°F
(0.38°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
46.71°F
(8.17°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
0.55°F
(0.30°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1976
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1982
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
45.77°F
(7.65°C)
45.31°F
(7.39°C)
0.46°F
(0.26°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
44.21°F
(6.78°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
0.42°F
(0.23°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
42.40°F
(5.78°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.52°F
(0.29°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1938 2016
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
41.76°F
(5.42°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
0.28°F
(0.15°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2016
Ties: 1922
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
40.32°F
(4.62°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
40.59°F
(4.77°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
0.57°F
(0.31°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1918
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
40.36°F
(4.64°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.35°F
(0.19°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1919
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Ties: 1933
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
40.23°F
(4.57°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1920
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Minimum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 4, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/