Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
33.46°F
(0.81°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
0.78°F
(0.43°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1983
57th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2021
Ties: 1969
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
38.38°F
(3.54°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
1.19°F
(0.66°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 2000
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2021
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
43.57°F
(6.43°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.74°F
(0.41°C)
86th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1898
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2021
Ties: 1942, 1981
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
48.83°F
(9.35°C)
48.34°F
(9.08°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1976
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2021
Ties: 1899
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
53.80°F
(12.11°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.71°F
(0.39°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Ties: 1962
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
57.30°F
(14.06°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.79°F
(0.44°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2021
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
59.24°F
(15.13°C)
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2021
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
59.48°F
(15.27°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1976
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2021
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
58.63°F
(14.79°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
0.99°F
(0.55°C)
101st Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2021
Ties: 1921
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
57.01°F
(13.89°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
54.89°F
(12.72°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.88°F
(0.49°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
52.63°F
(11.46°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.61°F
(0.34°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1917
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
54.08°F
(12.27°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
0.56°F
(0.31°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012, 2016
Ties: 1900
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
52.98°F
(11.66°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.96°F
(0.54°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2017
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.09°F
(0.61°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
21st Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1992
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
52.65°F
(11.47°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.65°F
(0.36°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1917
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
52.51°F
(11.39°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.53°F
(0.29°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1920
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2019, 2020
Ties: 1941, 1995

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 19, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/