Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
33.0°F
(0.6°C)
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
4.9°F
(2.8°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1989
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2015
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
36.6°F
(2.6°C)
33.7°F
(0.9°C)
2.9°F
(1.7°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2015
Ties: 1975, 2016
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
41.3°F
(5.2°C)
39.2°F
(4.0°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2015
Ties: 1954
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
46.0°F
(7.8°C)
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1991
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
2.1°F
(1.2°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1904
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1961, 1984
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
1.9°F
(1.0°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1904
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1948, 1949
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
56.2°F
(13.4°C)
54.1°F
(12.3°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1904
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
Ties: 2014, 2017
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
56.0°F
(13.3°C)
54.4°F
(12.4°C)
1.6°F
(0.9°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1975, 1979
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
55.0°F
(12.8°C)
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
1.7°F
(1.0°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2015
Ties: 1957, 2013
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
53.5°F
(11.9°C)
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
2.1°F
(1.1°C)
115th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1949 2021
Ties: 1931, 1949, 2018
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
1.9°F
(1.1°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2012
Ties: 1931, 2002, 2015
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
2.0°F
(1.1°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1904
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2012
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
48.8°F
(9.3°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1904
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1954, 2001
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
47.5°F
(8.6°C)
47.0°F
(8.3°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2021
Ties: 1946, 1951, 1955, 1994
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
47.3°F
(8.5°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
0.4°F
(0.2°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1961 2012
Ties: 1938, 1939, 1947, 1959, 1961, 1974, 1987, 1988
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2013
Ties: 1948, 1960, 1977
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
47.2°F
(8.4°C)
46.9°F
(8.3°C)
0.3°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2021
Ties: 1948

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 4, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/