Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1940

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1940
1-Month
36.05°F
(2.25°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
3.37°F
(1.87°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1983
13th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Nov–Dec 1940
2-Month
37.53°F
(3.07°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 2000
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1999
Ties: 1969
Oct–Dec 1940
3-Month
43.71°F
(6.51°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1898
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1918, 1950
Sep–Dec 1940
4-Month
49.12°F
(9.51°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.78°F
(0.43°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Aug–Dec 1940
5-Month
53.72°F
(12.07°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Ties: 1987, 2002
Jul–Dec 1940
6-Month
57.13°F
(13.96°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.62°F
(0.34°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Jun–Dec 1940
7-Month
58.91°F
(14.95°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
May–Dec 1940
8-Month
59.15°F
(15.08°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.68°F
(0.37°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1976
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Apr–Dec 1940
9-Month
58.16°F
(14.53°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
0.52°F
(0.29°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2015
Mar–Dec 1940
10-Month
56.50°F
(13.61°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb–Dec 1940
11-Month
54.44°F
(12.47°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jan–Dec 1940
12-Month
51.89°F
(11.05°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Jul 1939–Dec 1940
18-Month
54.02°F
(12.23°C)
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012, 2016
Jan 1939–Dec 1940
24-Month
52.57°F
(11.43°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2017
Jan 1938–Dec 1940
36-Month
52.78°F
(11.54°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.77°F
(0.42°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 2009
Jan 1937–Dec 1940
48-Month
52.47°F
(11.37°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1938 1917
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Ties: 1994
Jan 1936–Dec 1940
60-Month
52.41°F
(11.34°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.42°F
(0.23°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1939 1920
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2018
Ties: 1939

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/