Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Average Temperature Rankings, December 2012

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2019)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 2012
1-Month
35.92°F
(2.18°C)
32.68°F
(0.38°C)
3.24°F
(1.80°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1983
18th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 2015
Nov–Dec 2012
2-Month
39.96°F
(4.42°C)
37.18°F
(2.88°C)
2.78°F
(1.54°C)
117th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 2000
9th Warmest Warmest since: 2006 1999
Oct–Dec 2012
3-Month
44.61°F
(7.01°C)
42.83°F
(6.02°C)
1.78°F
(0.99°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 2010 1898
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2015
Sep–Dec 2012
4-Month
50.03°F
(10.02°C)
48.33°F
(9.07°C)
1.70°F
(0.95°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 2010 1976
13th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2015
Aug–Dec 2012
5-Month
54.79°F
(12.66°C)
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
1.70°F
(0.94°C)
116th Coolest Coolest since: 2010 1976
10th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2015
Jul–Dec 2012
6-Month
58.45°F
(14.69°C)
56.51°F
(13.62°C)
1.94°F
(1.07°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2010 1976
7th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2015
Jun–Dec 2012
7-Month
60.18°F
(15.66°C)
58.22°F
(14.57°C)
1.96°F
(1.09°C)
120th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1976
6th Warmest Warmest since: 2011 2015
Ties: 2011
May–Dec 2012
8-Month
60.59°F
(15.88°C)
58.47°F
(14.71°C)
2.12°F
(1.17°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1976
3rd Warmest Warmest since: 1998 2015
Ties: 1998
Apr–Dec 2012
9-Month
59.93°F
(15.52°C)
57.64°F
(14.24°C)
2.29°F
(1.28°C)
123rd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2015
Mar–Dec 2012
10-Month
58.98°F
(14.99°C)
56.03°F
(13.35°C)
2.95°F
(1.64°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–Dec 2012
11-Month
57.03°F
(13.91°C)
54.01°F
(12.23°C)
3.02°F
(1.68°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jan–Dec 2012
12-Month
55.28°F
(12.93°C)
52.02°F
(11.12°C)
3.26°F
(1.81°C)
125th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Jul 2011–Dec 2012
18-Month
56.38°F
(13.54°C)
53.52°F
(11.96°C)
2.86°F
(1.58°C)
124th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
1st Warmest Warmest to Date 2012, 2016
Ties: 2016
Jan 2011–Dec 2012
24-Month
54.23°F
(12.35°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
2.22°F
(1.23°C)
122nd Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
3rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Jan 2010–Dec 2012
36-Month
53.82°F
(12.12°C)
52.01°F
(11.12°C)
1.81°F
(1.00°C)
119th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
5th Warmest Warmest since: 2007 2017
Jan 2009–Dec 2012
48-Month
53.46°F
(11.92°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.47°F
(0.81°C)
112th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1917
11th Warmest Warmest since: 2008 2018
Ties: 2008
Jan 2008–Dec 2012
60-Month
53.23°F
(11.79°C)
51.99°F
(11.11°C)
1.24°F
(0.68°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 2011 1920
17th Warmest Warmest since: 2009 2019

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