Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1987

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1987
1-Month
34.54°F
(1.41°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.86°F
(1.03°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1983
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Ties: 1984
Nov–Dec 1987
2-Month
39.26°F
(4.03°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
2.07°F
(1.15°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 2000
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2021
Ties: 1949
Oct–Dec 1987
3-Month
43.82°F
(6.57°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.99°F
(0.55°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1898
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1975 2021
Sep–Dec 1987
4-Month
49.18°F
(9.54°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.84°F
(0.46°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1979 2021
Aug–Dec 1987
5-Month
53.72°F
(12.07°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.63°F
(0.35°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Ties: 1940, 2002
Jul–Dec 1987
6-Month
56.98°F
(13.88°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Jun–Dec 1987
7-Month
58.87°F
(14.93°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
May–Dec 1987
8-Month
59.38°F
(15.21°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.91°F
(0.50°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1953 2021
Apr–Dec 1987
9-Month
58.73°F
(14.85°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
1.09°F
(0.61°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
Mar–Dec 1987
10-Month
57.12°F
(13.96°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
1.09°F
(0.61°C)
102nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
26th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Feb–Dec 1987
11-Month
55.32°F
(12.96°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
1.31°F
(0.73°C)
110th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 2011
Jan–Dec 1987
12-Month
53.33°F
(11.85°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.31°F
(0.73°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1954
Jul 1986–Dec 1987
18-Month
54.38°F
(12.43°C)
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
0.85°F
(0.47°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012, 2016
Jan 1986–Dec 1987
24-Month
53.33°F
(11.85°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
1.31°F
(0.73°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jan 1985–Dec 1987
36-Month
52.65°F
(11.47°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.64°F
(0.35°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jan 1984–Dec 1987
48-Month
52.48°F
(11.38°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
40th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Jan 1983–Dec 1987
60-Month
52.36°F
(11.31°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1920
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2019, 2020
Ties: 1955

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/