Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1971

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1971
1-Month
33.98°F
(1.10°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1983
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Nov–Dec 1971
2-Month
37.80°F
(3.22°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 2000
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1999
Oct–Dec 1971
3-Month
43.56°F
(6.42°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.73°F
(0.40°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1898
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Sep–Dec 1971
4-Month
48.75°F
(9.31°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Aug–Dec 1971
5-Month
53.40°F
(11.89°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.31°F
(0.17°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Jul–Dec 1971
6-Month
56.56°F
(13.64°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.05°F
(0.02°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2015
Jun–Dec 1971
7-Month
58.40°F
(14.67°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1976
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2015
Ties: 1899
May–Dec 1971
8-Month
58.38°F
(14.66°C)
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.04°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1976
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1896, 1955, 2009
Apr–Dec 1971
9-Month
57.48°F
(14.16°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.08°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1968 1917
81st Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2015
Ties: 1914
Mar–Dec 1971
10-Month
55.70°F
(13.17°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.18°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Ties: 1929
Feb–Dec 1971
11-Month
53.68°F
(12.04°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.33°F
(-0.19°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1897, 1945
Jan–Dec 1971
12-Month
51.66°F
(10.92°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
38th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Jul 1970–Dec 1971
18-Month
53.28°F
(11.82°C)
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012, 2016
Jan 1970–Dec 1971
24-Month
51.63°F
(10.91°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1967
Jan 1969–Dec 1971
36-Month
51.59°F
(10.88°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.24°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2017
Ties: 1952
Jan 1968–Dec 1971
48-Month
51.52°F
(10.84°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.27°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1917
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2018
Ties: 1969
Jan 1967–Dec 1971
60-Month
51.57°F
(10.87°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.24°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1970 1920
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2018
Ties: 1903

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