Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1986
1-Month
34.43°F
(1.35°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1983
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Nov–Dec 1986
2-Month
37.92°F
(3.29°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
0.73°F
(0.41°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 2000
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Ties: 1908
Oct–Dec 1986
3-Month
43.28°F
(6.27°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1898
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2021
Sep–Dec 1986
4-Month
48.39°F
(9.11°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.05°F
(0.03°C)
60th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1976
68th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2021
Aug–Dec 1986
5-Month
53.05°F
(11.69°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.03°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1976
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Jul–Dec 1986
6-Month
56.46°F
(13.59°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1976
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Ties: 1948
Jun–Dec 1986
7-Month
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1976
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2021
Ties: 1958, 1979
May–Dec 1986
8-Month
58.79°F
(14.88°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.32°F
(0.17°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1976
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2021
Ties: 2008
Apr–Dec 1986
9-Month
58.13°F
(14.52°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2021
Ties: 1937
Mar–Dec 1986
10-Month
56.93°F
(13.85°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Dec 1986
11-Month
55.02°F
(12.79°C)
54.02°F
(12.23°C)
1.00°F
(0.56°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Ties: 1939
Jan–Dec 1986
12-Month
53.32°F
(11.84°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.30°F
(0.72°C)
107th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1985–Dec 1986
18-Month
53.90°F
(12.17°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012, 2016
Ties: 1974
Jan 1985–Dec 1986
24-Month
52.31°F
(11.28°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
Jan 1984–Dec 1986
36-Month
52.20°F
(11.22°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.19°F
(0.10°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Ties: 1947
Jan 1983–Dec 1986
48-Month
52.12°F
(11.18°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.12°F
(0.07°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2018
Ties: 1949
Jan 1982–Dec 1986
60-Month
51.96°F
(11.09°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1920
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2019, 2020

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