Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2008

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Amomaly Rank
(1895-2018)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2008
1-Month
31.87°F
(-0.07°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
-0.81°F
(-0.45°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1983
86th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Nov–Dec 2008
2-Month
37.90°F
(3.28°C)
37.19°F
(2.88°C)
0.71°F
(0.40°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 2000
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2007 1999
Oct–Dec 2008
3-Month
43.26°F
(6.26°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 2002 1898
58th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Sep–Dec 2008
4-Month
48.74°F
(9.30°C)
48.33°F
(9.07°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1976
51st Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Aug–Dec 2008
5-Month
53.45°F
(11.92°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
0.36°F
(0.20°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1976
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Jul–Dec 2008
6-Month
56.89°F
(13.83°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
0.38°F
(0.21°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1976
47th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Ties: 1958
Jun–Dec 2008
7-Month
58.71°F
(14.84°C)
58.23°F
(14.57°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1976
43rd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
May–Dec 2008
8-Month
58.79°F
(14.88°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
0.32°F
(0.17°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1976
49th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Ties: 1986
Apr–Dec 2008
9-Month
57.86°F
(14.37°C)
57.65°F
(14.25°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 2000 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2015
Ties: 1910
Mar–Dec 2008
10-Month
56.26°F
(13.48°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
0.23°F
(0.13°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
50th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Feb–Dec 2008
11-Month
54.30°F
(12.39°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
0.29°F
(0.16°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
53rd Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Jan–Dec 2008
12-Month
52.29°F
(11.27°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
0.27°F
(0.15°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
46th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012
Ties: 1973
Jul 2007–Dec 2008
18-Month
54.29°F
(12.38°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
0.77°F
(0.42°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
28th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2012, 2016
Jan 2007–Dec 2008
24-Month
52.97°F
(11.65°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1997 1917
25th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2017
Jan 2006–Dec 2008
36-Month
53.40°F
(11.89°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.39°F
(0.77°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2005 1917
12th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2017
Jan 2005–Dec 2008
48-Month
53.46°F
(11.92°C)
52.00°F
(11.11°C)
1.46°F
(0.81°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2005 1917
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2018
Ties: 2012
Jan 2004–Dec 2008
60-Month
53.39°F
(11.88°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.40°F
(0.77°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 2005 1920
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2018

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published September 2019, retrieved on September 16, 2019 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/