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Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1952

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1952
1-Month
24.12°F
(-4.38°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
1.52°F
(0.84°C)
83rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1909
46th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1996
Nov–Dec 1952
2-Month
26.25°F
(-3.19°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.21°C)
43rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1958, 1993
Oct–Dec 1952
3-Month
29.91°F
(-1.16°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
-1.65°F
(-0.92°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1911
Sep–Dec 1952
4-Month
35.28°F
(1.82°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
-1.37°F
(-0.76°C)
11th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
118th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1909
Aug–Dec 1952
5-Month
40.12°F
(4.51°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
-1.01°F
(-0.56°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1919
Jul–Dec 1952
6-Month
43.49°F
(6.38°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
-0.87°F
(-0.49°C)
13th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
116th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 1952
7-Month
45.49°F
(7.49°C)
45.98°F
(7.77°C)
-0.49°F
(-0.28°C)
29th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
100th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1964
May–Dec 1952
8-Month
45.73°F
(7.63°C)
46.15°F
(7.86°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.23°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Apr–Dec 1952
9-Month
44.96°F
(7.20°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1966, 1993
Mar–Dec 1952
10-Month
43.18°F
(6.21°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.34°C)
16th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
113th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 1952
11-Month
41.50°F
(5.28°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
36th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1919
Jan–Dec 1952
12-Month
39.85°F
(4.36°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.11°C)
54th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
75th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1963
Jul 1951–Dec 1952
18-Month
41.03°F
(5.02°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
20th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan 1951–Dec 1952
24-Month
39.45°F
(4.14°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.59°F
(-0.33°C)
18th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1950–Dec 1952
36-Month
39.35°F
(4.08°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.38°C)
7th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
120th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1897, 1951
Jan 1949–Dec 1952
48-Month
39.48°F
(4.16°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.54°F
(-0.30°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1919
114th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1948–Dec 1952
60-Month
39.46°F
(4.14°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.31°C)
10th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019

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