Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1970
1-Month
23.07°F
(-4.96°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1909
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2015
Nov–Dec 1970
2-Month
26.92°F
(-2.82°C)
26.63°F
(-2.98°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2015
Ties: 1908, 1996
Oct–Dec 1970
3-Month
31.44°F
(-0.31°C)
31.57°F
(-0.24°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Sep–Dec 1970
4-Month
36.54°F
(2.52°C)
36.64°F
(2.58°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1976
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2015
Aug–Dec 1970
5-Month
41.22°F
(5.12°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1976
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2015
Ties: 1915
Jul–Dec 1970
6-Month
44.46°F
(6.92°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
0.10°F
(0.05°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1976
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2021
Jun–Dec 1970
7-Month
46.10°F
(7.83°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
May–Dec 1970
8-Month
46.30°F
(7.94°C)
46.15°F
(7.86°C)
0.15°F
(0.08°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Apr–Dec 1970
9-Month
45.33°F
(7.41°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
0.01°F
(0.01°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1917
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2015
Ties: 1960
Mar–Dec 1970
10-Month
43.57°F
(6.43°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Ties: 1993
Feb–Dec 1970
11-Month
41.73°F
(5.41°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
-0.15°F
(-0.08°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Ties: 1906, 1942
Jan–Dec 1970
12-Month
39.67°F
(4.26°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.21°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1917
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2016
Jul 1969–Dec 1970
18-Month
41.31°F
(5.17°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.10°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2016
Ties: 1926
Jan 1969–Dec 1970
24-Month
39.74°F
(4.30°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2017
Jan 1968–Dec 1970
36-Month
39.64°F
(4.24°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1918
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Ties: 1967, 1969
Jan 1967–Dec 1970
48-Month
39.65°F
(4.25°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1919
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2018
Jan 1966–Dec 1970
60-Month
39.59°F
(4.22°C)
40.00°F
(4.44°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.22°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1920
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1915

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, Minimum Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 30, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/