Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
34.21°F
(1.23°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1983
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
37.07°F
(2.82°C)
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 2000
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1999
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
43.52°F
(6.40°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1898
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
49.30°F
(9.61°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
54.18°F
(12.32°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
1.09°F
(0.60°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2015
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
57.45°F
(14.14°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.94°F
(0.52°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
59.07°F
(15.04°C)
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
0.84°F
(0.47°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
59.16°F
(15.09°C)
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
0.70°F
(0.39°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
58.34°F
(14.63°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2015
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
57.00°F
(13.89°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.97°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
55.10°F
(12.83°C)
54.02°F
(12.23°C)
1.08°F
(0.60°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
53.18°F
(11.77°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.16°F
(0.65°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 2011
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
54.48°F
(12.49°C)
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
0.95°F
(0.53°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012, 2016
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
52.37°F
(11.32°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.35°F
(0.20°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
52.29°F
(11.27°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2017
Ties: 1982
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
52.20°F
(11.22°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
52.58°F
(11.43°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.59°F
(0.32°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1920
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2018
Ties: 1936

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/