Climate at a Glance

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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1897

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1897
1-Month
40.62°F
(4.79°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-2.14°F
(-1.19°C)
21st Coolest Coolest to Date 1983
107th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2021
Ties: 1917
Nov–Dec 1897
2-Month
46.47°F
(8.04°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-1.26°F
(-0.70°C)
26th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 2000
102nd Warmest Warmest since: 1896 1999
Oct–Dec 1897
3-Month
53.54°F
(11.97°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.30°C)
41st Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
87th Warmest Warmest to Date 1999
Sep–Dec 1897
4-Month
60.16°F
(15.64°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.14°F
(0.07°C)
65th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
63rd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Aug–Dec 1897
5-Month
65.03°F
(18.35°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
67th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jul–Dec 1897
6-Month
68.59°F
(20.33°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.06°F
(-0.03°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
67th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Jun–Dec 1897
7-Month
70.35°F
(21.31°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
-0.11°F
(-0.06°C)
59th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
69th Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
May–Dec 1897
8-Month
70.88°F
(21.60°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.11°F
(0.06°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
62nd Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Ties: 1899
Apr–Dec 1897
9-Month
70.05°F
(21.14°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1972
61st Warmest Warmest to Date 2021
Mar–Dec 1897
10-Month
67.98°F
(19.99°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1912
78th Warmest Warmest to Date 2012
Feb–Dec 1897
11-Month
65.74°F
(18.74°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-0.40°F
(-0.23°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1912
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jan–Dec 1897
12-Month
63.40°F
(17.44°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.60°F
(-0.34°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1895 1912
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Jul 1896–Dec 1897
18-Month
64.77°F
(18.21°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
-0.79°F
(-0.43°C)
17th Coolest Coolest to Date 1912
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1896 2012
Ties: 1978
Jan 1896–Dec 1897
24-Month
63.57°F
(17.54°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.24°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1896 1913
95th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017
Ties: 1980
Jan 1895–Dec 1897
36-Month
63.23°F
(17.35°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.75°F
(-0.42°C)
11th Coolest Coolest to Date 1905
115th Warmest Warmest to Date 2017

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 17, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/