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Boston, Massachusetts

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1981-2010
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
31.8°F
(-0.1°C)
34.4°F
(1.3°C)
-2.6°F
(-1.4°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1989
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1975
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
38.8°F
(3.8°C)
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1989
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1952, 2018
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
42.5°F
(5.8°C)
44.3°F
(6.8°C)
-1.8°F
(-1.0°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1981 1976
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2011, 2015
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
47.8°F
(8.8°C)
49.4°F
(9.7°C)
-1.6°F
(-0.9°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2015
Ties: 1969, 1986, 1995
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
53.8°F
(12.1°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2015
Ties: 1993
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
56.4°F
(13.6°C)
57.1°F
(13.9°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.3°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2011
Ties: 1966, 1970, 1997
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
58.0°F
(14.4°C)
58.6°F
(14.8°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2011
Ties: 1946, 1975, 1979
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
57.8°F
(14.3°C)
58.4°F
(14.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.4°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1962
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2011, 2015
Ties: 1950, 1965
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
56.5°F
(13.6°C)
57.3°F
(14.1°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.5°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1940
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2011
Ties: 1946, 1950, 1977
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
54.7°F
(12.6°C)
55.4°F
(13.0°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1940
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2010, 2011
Ties: 1955, 1966
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
52.5°F
(11.4°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
-0.6°F
(-0.3°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1967
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2010, 2012
Ties: 1955, 1985
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
50.4°F
(10.2°C)
51.1°F
(10.6°C)
-0.7°F
(-0.4°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1940
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2012
Ties: 1954, 1960, 1966, 1979
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
52.3°F
(11.3°C)
53.1°F
(11.7°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1940
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2012
Ties: 1947, 1955, 1971
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.7°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1940
61st Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Ties: 1942, 1945, 1948, 1976, 1989, 1993
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
49.9°F
(9.9°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.1°F
(-0.7°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1940, 1941
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1986 2012
Ties: 1974, 1977
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
50.0°F
(10.0°C)
51.0°F
(10.6°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.6°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1942, 1943
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2013
Ties: 1961, 1974, 1975, 1983, 1987
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
50.1°F
(10.1°C)
50.9°F
(10.5°C)
-0.8°F
(-0.4°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1984 1940, 1943
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2014
Ties: 1948, 1958, 1975, 1977, 1983, 1984

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