Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1978
1-Month
29.80°F
(-1.22°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-2.88°F
(-1.60°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1963 1983
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Nov–Dec 1978
2-Month
35.64°F
(2.02°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-1.55°F
(-0.86°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 2000
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1999
Oct–Dec 1978
3-Month
41.89°F
(5.49°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-0.94°F
(-0.53°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1898
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Sep–Dec 1978
4-Month
47.88°F
(8.82°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1943
Aug–Dec 1978
5-Month
52.66°F
(11.48°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Jul–Dec 1978
6-Month
56.19°F
(13.44°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Jun–Dec 1978
7-Month
58.01°F
(14.45°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.12°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1930
May–Dec 1978
8-Month
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
-0.24°F
(-0.14°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1976
84th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Apr–Dec 1978
9-Month
57.49°F
(14.16°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Ties: 1984
Mar–Dec 1978
10-Month
55.87°F
(13.26°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Dec 1978
11-Month
53.33°F
(11.85°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.68°F
(-0.38°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Dec 1978
12-Month
51.04°F
(10.58°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.98°F
(-0.54°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1929 1917
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jul 1977–Dec 1978
18-Month
53.04°F
(11.69°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
21st Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1917
103rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012, 2016
Ties: 1975, 1985
Jan 1977–Dec 1978
24-Month
51.80°F
(11.00°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.12°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1917
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Jan 1976–Dec 1978
36-Month
51.69°F
(10.94°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
35th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1926
Jan 1975–Dec 1978
48-Month
51.64°F
(10.91°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.35°F
(-0.20°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1917
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Jan 1974–Dec 1978
60-Month
51.77°F
(10.98°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
-0.22°F
(-0.13°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1920
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1927, 1930, 1967

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 20, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/