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Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1962

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1962
1-Month
22.71°F
(-5.16°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
54th Coolest
Coolest since:
1909
74th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Nov–Dec 1962
2-Month
27.52°F
(-2.49°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
75th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
53rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1975
Oct–Dec 1962
3-Month
32.93°F
(0.52°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
1.37°F
(0.76°C)
99th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
29th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Sep–Dec 1962
4-Month
37.53°F
(3.07°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
90th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
38th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Dec 1962
5-Month
41.67°F
(5.37°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
81st Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
47th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Jul–Dec 1962
6-Month
44.58°F
(6.99°C)
44.37°F
(6.87°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
65th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
63rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 2009
Jun–Dec 1962
7-Month
46.09°F
(7.83°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
60th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
68th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1899
May–Dec 1962
8-Month
46.53°F
(8.07°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
0.37°F
(0.20°C)
76th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
52nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1949, 1963, 1990
Apr–Dec 1962
9-Month
45.66°F
(7.59°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
75th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
53rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Mar–Dec 1962
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 since:
2015
Ties: 1896, 1996
Feb–Dec 1962
11-Month
42.00°F
(5.56°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
68th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
60th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1996
Jan–Dec 1962
12-Month
39.84°F
(4.36°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1915, 1949, 1982
Jul 1961–Dec 1962
18-Month
41.20°F
(5.11°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.16°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
88th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1915
Jan 1961–Dec 1962
24-Month
39.88°F
(4.38°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
50th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
77th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1989
Jan 1960–Dec 1962
36-Month
39.73°F
(4.29°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.17°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
88th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Ties: 1909, 1944
Jan 1959–Dec 1962
48-Month
39.81°F
(4.34°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
40th Coolest
Coolest since:
1919
85th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1980
Jan 1958–Dec 1962
60-Month
39.88°F
(4.38°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
46th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
78th Warmest
Warmest since:
2019

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