Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1956

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1956
1-Month
36.23°F
(2.35°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
3.55°F
(1.97°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1983
9th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
Ties: 1994
Nov–Dec 1956
2-Month
38.28°F
(3.49°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
1.09°F
(0.61°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 2000
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
Oct–Dec 1956
3-Month
44.24°F
(6.80°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
1.41°F
(0.78°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1898
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
Ties: 1973
Sep–Dec 1956
4-Month
49.45°F
(9.69°C)
48.33°F
(9.07°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
Aug–Dec 1956
5-Month
53.90°F
(12.17°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.81°F
(0.45°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
Jul–Dec 1956
6-Month
57.09°F
(13.94°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
Jun–Dec 1956
7-Month
58.99°F
(14.99°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.77°F
(0.42°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
May–Dec 1956
8-Month
59.34°F
(15.19°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.87°F
(0.48°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1976
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
Apr–Dec 1956
9-Month
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.58°F
(0.32°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
Mar–Dec 1956
10-Month
56.48°F
(13.60°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Feb–Dec 1956
11-Month
54.28°F
(12.38°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jan–Dec 1956
12-Month
52.34°F
(11.30°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1955–Dec 1956
18-Month
53.74°F
(12.08°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
0.22°F
(0.12°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012, 2016
Jan 1955–Dec 1956
24-Month
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1917
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Ties: 1936, 1959
Jan 1954–Dec 1956
36-Month
52.45°F
(11.36°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
84th Coolest Coolest since: 1953 1917
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jan 1953–Dec 1956
48-Month
52.68°F
(11.49°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2018
Ties: 1935
Jan 1952–Dec 1956
60-Month
52.60°F
(11.44°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.61°F
(0.33°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1955 1920
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1935 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 19, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/