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Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 2002

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2002
1-Month
25.27°F
(-3.74°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
2.67°F
(1.48°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
1909
24th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 2011
Nov–Dec 2002
2-Month
28.23°F
(-2.09°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
1.59°F
(0.89°C)
100th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
29th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1973
Oct–Dec 2002
3-Month
32.51°F
(0.28°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
0.95°F
(0.52°C)
87th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
42nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Sep–Dec 2002
4-Month
37.90°F
(3.28°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
1.25°F
(0.70°C)
105th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
24th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Aug–Dec 2002
5-Month
42.27°F
(5.71°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
1.14°F
(0.64°C)
104th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
25th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Jul–Dec 2002
6-Month
45.71°F
(7.62°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
1.35°F
(0.75°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
20th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Jun–Dec 2002
7-Month
47.43°F
(8.57°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
1.46°F
(0.81°C)
111th Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 2002
8-Month
47.26°F
(8.48°C)
46.15°F
(7.86°C)
1.11°F
(0.62°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1976
26th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Apr–Dec 2002
9-Month
46.57°F
(8.09°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
1.25°F
(0.69°C)
107th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
22nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1931
Mar–Dec 2002
10-Month
44.65°F
(7.03°C)
43.78°F
(6.54°C)
0.87°F
(0.49°C)
97th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
32nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Feb–Dec 2002
11-Month
42.79°F
(5.99°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
0.91°F
(0.50°C)
96th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
33rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan–Dec 2002
12-Month
41.22°F
(5.12°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
1.18°F
(0.65°C)
103rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
26th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jul 2001–Dec 2002
18-Month
42.96°F
(6.09°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
1.48°F
(0.82°C)
112th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
16th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Jan 2001–Dec 2002
24-Month
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
1.44°F
(0.80°C)
110th Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
18th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 2000–Dec 2002
36-Month
41.39°F
(5.22°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
1.36°F
(0.76°C)
108th Coolest
Coolest since:
1918
19th Warmest
Warmest since:
2017
Jan 1999–Dec 2002
48-Month
41.43°F
(5.24°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
109th Coolest
Coolest since:
1919
17th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Jan 1998–Dec 2002
60-Month
41.71°F
(5.39°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
1.70°F
(0.94°C)
117th Coolest
Coolest since:
1920
8th Warmest
Warmest to Date
2019

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