Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1996
1-Month
33.91°F
(1.06°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
1.23°F
(0.68°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1983
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2021
Ties: 1954
Nov–Dec 1996
2-Month
36.77°F
(2.65°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
-0.42°F
(-0.23°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 2000
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
Oct–Dec 1996
3-Month
42.40°F
(5.78°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1898
89th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
Ties: 1943
Sep–Dec 1996
4-Month
47.66°F
(8.70°C)
48.33°F
(9.07°C)
-0.67°F
(-0.37°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
Aug–Dec 1996
5-Month
52.62°F
(11.46°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
Jul–Dec 1996
6-Month
56.12°F
(13.40°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
-0.39°F
(-0.22°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
Jun–Dec 1996
7-Month
58.08°F
(14.49°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
May–Dec 1996
8-Month
58.44°F
(14.69°C)
58.46°F
(14.70°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
58th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1976
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2021
Apr–Dec 1996
9-Month
57.58°F
(14.21°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
-0.07°F
(-0.04°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 2021
Mar–Dec 1996
10-Month
55.72°F
(13.18°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
-0.31°F
(-0.17°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–Dec 1996
11-Month
53.90°F
(12.17°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jan–Dec 1996
12-Month
51.88°F
(11.04°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1983
Jul 1995–Dec 1996
18-Month
53.62°F
(12.01°C)
53.53°F
(11.96°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1917
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012, 2016
Jan 1995–Dec 1996
24-Month
52.27°F
(11.26°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Ties: 1941
Jan 1994–Dec 1996
36-Month
52.47°F
(11.37°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.46°F
(0.25°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1917
41st Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2017
Jan 1993–Dec 1996
48-Month
52.17°F
(11.21°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
0.17°F
(0.10°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2018
Jan 1992–Dec 1996
60-Month
52.25°F
(11.25°C)
51.98°F
(11.10°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1920
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2019, 2020

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