Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1949

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1949
1-Month
33.26°F
(0.70°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1983
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2021
Nov–Dec 1949
2-Month
39.26°F
(4.03°C)
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
2.08°F
(1.15°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 2000
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Ties: 1987
Oct–Dec 1949
3-Month
44.19°F
(6.77°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
1.36°F
(0.75°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1898
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Sep–Dec 1949
4-Month
49.08°F
(9.49°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1976
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Ties: 1980
Aug–Dec 1949
5-Month
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.59°F
(0.32°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1976
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Jul–Dec 1949
6-Month
57.10°F
(13.94°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.59°F
(0.32°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1976
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2021
Ties: 1990
Jun–Dec 1949
7-Month
58.84°F
(14.91°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.62°F
(0.34°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1976
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Ties: 1963
May–Dec 1949
8-Month
59.20°F
(15.11°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.73°F
(0.40°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1976
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Apr–Dec 1949
9-Month
58.41°F
(14.67°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.76°F
(0.42°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2021
Mar–Dec 1949
10-Month
56.64°F
(13.69°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Dec 1949
11-Month
54.39°F
(12.44°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan–Dec 1949
12-Month
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
63rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jul 1948–Dec 1949
18-Month
53.50°F
(11.94°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.02°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2012, 2016
Jan 1948–Dec 1949
24-Month
51.81°F
(11.01°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.20°F
(-0.11°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2017
Jan 1947–Dec 1949
36-Month
51.85°F
(11.03°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1930 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1948 2017
Jan 1946–Dec 1949
48-Month
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1917
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2018
Ties: 1986
Jan 1945–Dec 1949
60-Month
52.05°F
(11.14°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.06°F
(0.03°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1948 1920
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1947 2019, 2020

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/