Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of August 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Minimum Temperature Rankings, December 2021

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2021
1-Month
28.71°F
(-1.83°C)
22.60°F
(-5.22°C)
6.11°F
(3.39°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1909
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Nov–Dec 2021
2-Month
31.00°F
(-0.56°C)
26.64°F
(-2.98°C)
4.36°F
(2.42°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Oct–Dec 2021
3-Month
35.78°F
(2.10°C)
31.56°F
(-0.24°C)
4.22°F
(2.34°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Sep–Dec 2021
4-Month
40.46°F
(4.70°C)
36.65°F
(2.58°C)
3.81°F
(2.12°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Aug–Dec 2021
5-Month
44.69°F
(7.05°C)
41.13°F
(5.07°C)
3.56°F
(1.98°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Jul–Dec 2021
6-Month
47.77°F
(8.76°C)
44.36°F
(6.87°C)
3.41°F
(1.89°C)
127th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jun–Dec 2021
7-Month
49.46°F
(9.70°C)
45.97°F
(7.76°C)
3.49°F
(1.94°C)
127th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
May–Dec 2021
8-Month
49.25°F
(9.58°C)
46.16°F
(7.87°C)
3.09°F
(1.71°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1976
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Apr–Dec 2021
9-Month
48.09°F
(8.94°C)
45.32°F
(7.40°C)
2.77°F
(1.54°C)
126th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
2nd Warmest Warmest since: 2015 2015
Mar–Dec 2021
10-Month
46.60°F
(8.11°C)
43.79°F
(6.55°C)
2.81°F
(1.56°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2016 2015
Feb–Dec 2021
11-Month
44.22°F
(6.79°C)
41.88°F
(5.49°C)
2.34°F
(1.30°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Jan–Dec 2021
12-Month
42.63°F
(5.91°C)
40.03°F
(4.46°C)
2.60°F
(1.45°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Jul 2020–Dec 2021
18-Month
43.87°F
(6.59°C)
41.48°F
(5.27°C)
2.39°F
(1.32°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2016
Jan 2020–Dec 2021
24-Month
42.52°F
(5.84°C)
40.04°F
(4.47°C)
2.48°F
(1.37°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 2017 2017
Jan 2019–Dec 2021
36-Month
42.10°F
(5.61°C)
40.02°F
(4.46°C)
2.08°F
(1.15°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2020 1918
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2018 2017
Jan 2018–Dec 2021
48-Month
42.06°F
(5.59°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
2.05°F
(1.14°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2016 1919
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2018
Jan 2017–Dec 2021
60-Month
42.20°F
(5.67°C)
40.01°F
(4.45°C)
2.19°F
(1.22°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2017 1920
4th Warmest Warmest since: 2020 2019

Citing This Page

  • 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/