Climate at a Glance

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Alaska

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1925-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1925-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
5.4°F
(-14.8°C)
3.7°F
(-15.7°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1942
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
9.4°F
(-12.6°C)
7.7°F
(-13.5°C)
1.7°F
(0.9°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1998
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
15.4°F
(-9.2°C)
13.6°F
(-10.2°C)
1.8°F
(1.0°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1998
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
21.2°F
(-6.0°C)
20.3°F
(-6.5°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1989
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
27.3°F
(-2.6°C)
26.2°F
(-3.2°C)
1.1°F
(0.6°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1928, 1951, 1987
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
31.9°F
(-0.1°C)
30.6°F
(-0.8°C)
1.3°F
(0.7°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2002
Ties: 1957, 2006
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
34.1°F
(1.2°C)
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
0.9°F
(0.5°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017, 2019
Ties: 1951, 2010
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
33.8°F
(1.0°C)
0.6°F
(0.3°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1981, 2011
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
32.3°F
(0.2°C)
32.7°F
(0.4°C)
-0.4°F
(-0.2°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1955, 1956
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2019
Ties: 1954, 1980
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
28.9°F
(-1.7°C)
30.5°F
(-0.8°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2019
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
26.1°F
(-3.3°C)
28.1°F
(-2.2°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2019
Ties: 1946, 1966
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
23.6°F
(-4.7°C)
26.0°F
(-3.3°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2019
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
25.6°F
(-3.6°C)
27.6°F
(-2.4°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.2°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1956
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2019
Ties: 1955, 1966, 1974
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
22.9°F
(-5.1°C)
26.0°F
(-3.3°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.8°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1956
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2019
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
23.7°F
(-4.6°C)
26.0°F
(-3.3°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1956
93rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
24.5°F
(-4.2°C)
25.9°F
(-3.4°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1974
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2019
Ties: 1957
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
24.7°F
(-4.1°C)
25.9°F
(-3.4°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1956 1975
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2019

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/