Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
33.66°F
(0.92°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1974
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
39.20°F
(4.00°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
2.01°F
(1.12°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 2000
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1999
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
43.57°F
(6.43°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1898
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2015
Ties: 1942, 1988
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
48.91°F
(9.39°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.57°F
(0.31°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
53.55°F
(11.97°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.46°F
(0.25°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1976
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1937
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
56.95°F
(13.86°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.44°F
(0.24°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1976
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1991
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
58.79°F
(14.88°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.57°F
(0.31°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1976
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
58.81°F
(14.89°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.34°F
(0.18°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1976
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2015
Ties: 1952
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
58.40°F
(14.67°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
0.76°F
(0.43°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2015
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
56.85°F
(13.81°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.82°F
(0.46°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1963
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
55.00°F
(12.78°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.99°F
(0.55°C)
97th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1994
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
53.12°F
(11.73°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
54.57°F
(12.54°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
1.05°F
(0.58°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012, 2016
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
52.76°F
(11.53°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Ties: 1931, 1995
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
52.13°F
(11.18°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.12°F
(0.06°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2017
Ties: 1942
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
51.86°F
(11.03°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1917
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1975
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.01°F
(0.00°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1920
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1932

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