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Boston, Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
33.9°F
(1.1°C)
34.5°F
(1.4°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1977 1989
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1974 2015
Ties: 1951
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
38.0°F
(3.3°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1989
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1954, 2002, 2013
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
42.4°F
(5.8°C)
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.0°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011, 2015
Ties: 1988, 1992
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
46.8°F
(8.2°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1936
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
51.5°F
(10.8°C)
53.9°F
(12.2°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.4°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1955, 1958
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
-2.4°F
(-1.3°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
56.3°F
(13.5°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-2.2°F
(-1.2°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1962, 1976
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
58.5°F
(14.7°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1962
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011, 2015
Ties: 1945
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
57.2°F
(14.0°C)
-1.9°F
(-1.1°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1940
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2011
Ties: 1936, 1939, 1974
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
55.3°F
(12.9°C)
-2.1°F
(-1.1°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1940
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2010, 2011
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
50.6°F
(10.3°C)
53.2°F
(11.8°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1967
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2010, 2012
Ties: 1962
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
48.6°F
(9.2°C)
51.2°F
(10.7°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.5°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1967 1940
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012, 2020
Ties: 1967
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1943 1940
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-1.7°F
(-0.9°C)
5th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1940
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1943, 1962
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
49.5°F
(9.7°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.5°F
(-0.9°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1940
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1964, 1969, 1980
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
49.8°F
(9.9°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.2°F
(-0.7°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1942, 1943
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013
Ties: 1944, 1963, 1967, 1979, 1989
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
49.7°F
(9.8°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1940, 1943
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2014
Ties: 1965, 1968, 1980

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