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Pacific Northwest Basin

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
23.0°F
(-5.0°C)
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
-5.1°F
(-2.8°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1990
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
1917
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
29.1°F
(-1.6°C)
31.3°F
(-0.4°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
21st Coolest
Coolest since:
1985
108th Warmest
Warmest since:
1917
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
34.3°F
(1.3°C)
36.1°F
(2.3°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
19th Coolest
Coolest since:
1985
110th Warmest
Warmest since:
1917
Ties: 1961
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
41.1°F
(5.1°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1985
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
1917
Ties: 1930
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
45.4°F
(7.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.7°C)
12th Coolest
Coolest since:
1985
117th Warmest
Warmest since:
1917, 2014
Ties: 1951
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest
Coolest since:
1985
115th Warmest
Warmest since:
2014
Ties: 1902, 1903
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1916
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
49.1°F
(9.5°C)
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
30th Coolest
Coolest since:
1916
99th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1913, 1935, 1959
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
48.1°F
(8.9°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1916
106th Warmest
Warmest since:
2021
Ties: 1905, 1924, 1993
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
47.7°F
(8.7°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.3°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1916
94th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1897, 1959, 1976, 2011
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
45.7°F
(7.6°C)
46.1°F
(7.8°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
38th Coolest
Coolest since:
1955
91st Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1924, 1959
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
-0.5°F
(-0.2°C)
36th Coolest
Coolest since:
1916
93rd Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1896, 1897, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1923, 1942, 1944
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
45.2°F
(7.3°C)
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
24th Coolest
Coolest since:
1985
104th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1952, 1964, 1979
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
43.8°F
(6.6°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
23rd Coolest
Coolest since:
1917
105th Warmest
Warmest since:
2015
Ties: 1898, 1952, 1965, 1976
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
44.0°F
(6.7°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
35th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
92nd Warmest
Warmest since:
2016
Ties: 1905
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
44.1°F
(6.7°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.2°C)
37th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913, 1914, 1919
89th Warmest
Warmest since:
2016, 2017
Ties: 1955, 1986
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
44.2°F
(6.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
39th Coolest
Coolest since:
1913
86th Warmest
Warmest since:
2018
Ties: 1904, 1907, 1946, 1948, 1958, 1959, 1975

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