Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1947
1-Month
32.92°F
(0.51°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1983
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Nov–Dec 1947
2-Month
35.51°F
(1.95°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-1.68°F
(-0.93°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 2000
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1999
Oct–Dec 1947
3-Month
43.27°F
(6.26°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.44°F
(0.24°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1898
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Ties: 1923
Sep–Dec 1947
4-Month
49.09°F
(9.49°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.75°F
(0.41°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Aug–Dec 1947
5-Month
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
1.00°F
(0.55°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
25th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Jul–Dec 1947
6-Month
57.21°F
(14.01°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.70°F
(0.39°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Jun–Dec 1947
7-Month
58.57°F
(14.76°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.35°F
(0.19°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Ties: 1995
May–Dec 1947
8-Month
58.76°F
(14.87°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2015
Apr–Dec 1947
9-Month
57.89°F
(14.38°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Mar–Dec 1947
10-Month
55.98°F
(13.32°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1948, 1952
Feb–Dec 1947
11-Month
53.75°F
(12.08°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1935
Jan–Dec 1947
12-Month
51.92°F
(11.07°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.05°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1928
Jul 1946–Dec 1947
18-Month
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012, 2016
Jan 1946–Dec 1947
24-Month
52.43°F
(11.35°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2017
Jan 1945–Dec 1947
36-Month
52.20°F
(11.22°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Ties: 1986
Jan 1944–Dec 1947
48-Month
52.11°F
(11.17°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.12°F
(0.06°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2018
Ties: 1922, 1943, 1959
Jan 1943–Dec 1947
60-Month
52.10°F
(11.17°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1920
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2018

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 17, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/