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Boston, Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1972

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1972
1-Month
31.5°F
(-0.3°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-2.9°F
(-1.6°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1989
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1961
Nov–Dec 1972
2-Month
36.2°F
(2.3°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-3.3°F
(-1.9°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1989
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Oct–Dec 1972
3-Month
40.9°F
(4.9°C)
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
-3.4°F
(-1.9°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1976
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2011, 2015
Sep–Dec 1972
4-Month
46.7°F
(8.2°C)
49.3°F
(9.6°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1976
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Aug–Dec 1972
5-Month
51.4°F
(10.8°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1976
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2015
Ties: 1967
Jul–Dec 1972
6-Month
54.9°F
(12.7°C)
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1976
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2011
Ties: 1974, 1980
Jun–Dec 1972
7-Month
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1962 1976
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2011
Ties: 1974, 1978
May–Dec 1972
8-Month
56.1°F
(13.4°C)
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
-2.3°F
(-1.3°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1962
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2011, 2015
Apr–Dec 1972
9-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
-2.5°F
(-1.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1940
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2011
Ties: 1962
Mar–Dec 1972
10-Month
52.7°F
(11.5°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1940
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2010, 2011
Feb–Dec 1972
11-Month
50.5°F
(10.3°C)
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
-2.7°F
(-1.5°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1967
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2010, 2012
Ties: 1962
Jan–Dec 1972
12-Month
48.9°F
(9.4°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1940
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1943, 1958
Jul 1971–Dec 1972
18-Month
52.0°F
(11.1°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.6°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1940
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1948, 1974, 1976, 1993
Jan 1971–Dec 1972
24-Month
49.6°F
(9.8°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.4°F
(-0.8°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1940
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1982
Jan 1970–Dec 1972
36-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1940, 1941
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012
Ties: 1938, 1939, 1976
Jan 1969–Dec 1972
48-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1942, 1943
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2013
Ties: 1946, 1977, 1989
Jan 1968–Dec 1972
60-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1971 1940, 1943
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2014
Ties: 1945, 1962, 1964, 1979

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: City Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 17, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/