Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1970

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1970
1-Month
33.58°F
(0.88°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1983
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Nov–Dec 1970
2-Month
37.44°F
(3.02°C)
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
0.26°F
(0.14°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 2000
67th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 1999
Oct–Dec 1970
3-Month
42.39°F
(5.77°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-0.44°F
(-0.25°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1898
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2015
Sep–Dec 1970
4-Month
47.94°F
(8.86°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.22°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2015
Aug–Dec 1970
5-Month
53.02°F
(11.68°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
55th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Jul–Dec 1970
6-Month
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2015
Ties: 1957
Jun–Dec 1970
7-Month
58.26°F
(14.59°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.04°F
(0.02°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2015
May–Dec 1970
8-Month
58.61°F
(14.78°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.14°F
(0.07°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1976
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2015
Apr–Dec 1970
9-Month
57.59°F
(14.22°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.02°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2015
Ties: 1897
Mar–Dec 1970
10-Month
55.68°F
(13.16°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.19°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1964
Feb–Dec 1970
11-Month
53.83°F
(12.13°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Jan–Dec 1970
12-Month
51.61°F
(10.89°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.41°F
(-0.23°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
90th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Ties: 1948
Jul 1969–Dec 1970
18-Month
53.24°F
(11.80°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.16°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012, 2016
Jan 1969–Dec 1970
24-Month
51.56°F
(10.87°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.25°C)
24th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Jan 1968–Dec 1970
36-Month
51.48°F
(10.82°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.30°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1924 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2017
Jan 1967–Dec 1970
48-Month
51.55°F
(10.86°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2018
Jan 1966–Dec 1970
60-Month
51.54°F
(10.86°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.45°F
(-0.25°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1920
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1969 2018
Ties: 1909

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 21, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/