Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
33.71°F
(0.95°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.03°F
(0.57°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1983
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2021
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
38.32°F
(3.51°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
1.13°F
(0.63°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 2000
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
44.24°F
(6.80°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
1.41°F
(0.78°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1898
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
Ties: 1956
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.94°F
(0.52°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1976
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
53.94°F
(12.19°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.85°F
(0.47°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1976
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
57.16°F
(13.98°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2021
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
58.85°F
(14.92°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
88th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1976
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2021
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
58.90°F
(14.94°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.43°F
(0.23°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1976
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2021
Ties: 1962
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
57.78°F
(14.32°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.13°F
(0.07°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
56.43°F
(13.57°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.40°F
(0.22°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
54.35°F
(12.42°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
52.29°F
(11.27°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2012
Ties: 2008
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
53.16°F
(11.76°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.36°F
(-0.20°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2012, 2016
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
51.83°F
(11.02°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Ties: 1923
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
51.77°F
(10.98°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.14°C)
43rd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
51.73°F
(10.96°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.15°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2018
Ties: 1950
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
51.69°F
(10.94°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1920
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 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 26, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/