Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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Rhode Island

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
30.7°F
(-0.7°C)
31.0°F
(-0.6°C)
-0.3°F
(-0.1°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1989
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1925, 1961
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904, 1917
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1896, 2007
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
41.5°F
(5.3°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1914, 1960, 1972
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
45.6°F
(7.6°C)
46.6°F
(8.1°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1905, 1914, 1960
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1914, 1942
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
54.2°F
(12.3°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1904
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1895, 1918, 1923, 1945, 1986
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
55.7°F
(13.2°C)
55.7°F
(13.2°C)
0.0°F
(0.0°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1895, 1920, 1927
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
55.9°F
(13.3°C)
55.7°F
(13.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1895, 1955, 1965, 1966, 1997
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
55.1°F
(12.8°C)
54.6°F
(12.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1988
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
53.3°F
(11.8°C)
52.8°F
(11.6°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2021
Ties: 1938, 1982, 1988, 1996
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
51.6°F
(10.9°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012, 2021
Ties: 1951, 1971, 1985
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1904
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2012
Ties: 1944
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1904
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Ties: 1938, 1948, 1959, 1989
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1905
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Ties: 1922, 1958, 1971, 1977, 1982
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
49.0°F
(9.4°C)
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
0.5°F
(0.2°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1946, 1957, 1988
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
0.1°F
(0.0°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Ties: 1930, 1944, 1945, 1958, 1972
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
48.7°F
(9.3°C)
48.5°F
(9.2°C)
0.2°F
(0.1°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2021
Ties: 1946, 1947, 1960

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on October 5, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/