Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1948

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1948
1-Month
32.58°F
(0.32°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1983
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Nov–Dec 1948
2-Month
37.08°F
(2.82°C)
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 2000
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1999
Oct–Dec 1948
3-Month
42.45°F
(5.81°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1898
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Sep–Dec 1948
4-Month
48.36°F
(9.09°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1976
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1927
Aug–Dec 1948
5-Month
53.10°F
(11.72°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1976
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Jul–Dec 1948
6-Month
56.46°F
(13.59°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1976
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1986
Jun–Dec 1948
7-Month
58.21°F
(14.56°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-0.01°F
(-0.01°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1976
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
May–Dec 1948
8-Month
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1976
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2015
Ties: 1943
Apr–Dec 1948
9-Month
57.90°F
(14.39°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2015
Mar–Dec 1948
10-Month
55.98°F
(13.32°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1947, 1952
Feb–Dec 1948
11-Month
53.77°F
(12.09°C)
54.02°F
(12.23°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1947 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1911, 1966
Jan–Dec 1948
12-Month
51.61°F
(10.89°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1917
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012
Ties: 1970
Jul 1947–Dec 1948
18-Month
53.48°F
(11.93°C)
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012, 2016
Jan 1947–Dec 1948
24-Month
51.76°F
(10.98°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Ties: 1909
Jan 1946–Dec 1948
36-Month
52.16°F
(11.20°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.15°F
(0.08°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Jan 1945–Dec 1948
48-Month
52.06°F
(11.14°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2018
Jan 1944–Dec 1948
60-Month
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1920
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2019, 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2021, retrieved on January 21, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/