Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of April 2022. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1951

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Coolest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Warmest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1951
1-Month
31.23°F
(-0.43°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-1.45°F
(-0.81°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1983
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Nov–Dec 1951
2-Month
34.66°F
(1.48°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-2.53°F
(-1.40°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 2000
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Oct–Dec 1951
3-Month
41.10°F
(5.06°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-1.73°F
(-0.96°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1898
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Sep–Dec 1951
4-Month
46.85°F
(8.25°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
-1.49°F
(-0.83°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1976
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Aug–Dec 1951
5-Month
51.86°F
(11.03°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-1.23°F
(-0.69°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1919 1976
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Jul–Dec 1951
6-Month
55.50°F
(13.06°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-1.01°F
(-0.56°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1976
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Jun–Dec 1951
7-Month
57.09°F
(13.94°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-1.13°F
(-0.63°C)
9th Coolest Coolest since: 1916 1976
119th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
May–Dec 1951
8-Month
57.55°F
(14.19°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
-0.92°F
(-0.52°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1976
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Apr–Dec 1951
9-Month
56.68°F
(13.71°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
-0.96°F
(-0.53°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1917
117th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2021
Ties: 1898
Mar–Dec 1951
10-Month
54.87°F
(12.71°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-1.16°F
(-0.64°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1917
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Feb–Dec 1951
11-Month
53.02°F
(11.68°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.99°F
(-0.55°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1917
120th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Jan–Dec 1951
12-Month
51.12°F
(10.62°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.90°F
(-0.50°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012
Jul 1950–Dec 1951
18-Month
52.74°F
(11.52°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.78°F
(-0.44°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2012, 2016
Jan 1950–Dec 1951
24-Month
51.25°F
(10.69°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.76°F
(-0.43°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Jan 1949–Dec 1951
36-Month
51.51°F
(10.84°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.50°F
(-0.28°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2017
Jan 1948–Dec 1951
48-Month
51.53°F
(10.85°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1917
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2018
Ties: 1912
Jan 1947–Dec 1951
60-Month
51.61°F
(10.89°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.22°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1920
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1950 2019, 2020
Ties: 1914

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/