Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1938

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1938
1-Month
44.56°F
(6.98°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.80°F
(1.00°C)
91st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1983
36th Warmest Warmest since: 1933 1939
Nov–Dec 1938
2-Month
48.22°F
(9.01°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 2000
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1999
Oct–Dec 1938
3-Month
55.48°F
(13.04°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.39°F
(0.77°C)
99th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
28th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 1999
Sep–Dec 1938
4-Month
61.61°F
(16.45°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
1.59°F
(0.88°C)
108th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
19th Warmest Warmest since: 1933 1999
Aug–Dec 1938
5-Month
66.75°F
(19.31°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
1.71°F
(0.95°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1933 1999
Jul–Dec 1938
6-Month
70.07°F
(21.15°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
1.42°F
(0.79°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1939
Ties: 1956
Jun–Dec 1938
7-Month
71.71°F
(22.06°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
1.24°F
(0.69°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1933
Ties: 1980
May–Dec 1938
8-Month
71.75°F
(22.08°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.98°F
(0.54°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 1934
Apr–Dec 1938
9-Month
70.90°F
(21.61°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
0.93°F
(0.52°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1972
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Mar–Dec 1938
10-Month
69.42°F
(20.79°C)
68.26°F
(20.14°C)
1.16°F
(0.65°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2012
Feb–Dec 1938
11-Month
67.31°F
(19.62°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
1.18°F
(0.66°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 1990
Jan–Dec 1938
12-Month
65.22°F
(18.46°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.22°F
(0.68°C)
105th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
22nd Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Jul 1937–Dec 1938
18-Month
66.54°F
(19.19°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.98°F
(0.55°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1912
20th Warmest Warmest since: 1934 2012
Ties: 2005
Jan 1937–Dec 1938
24-Month
64.33°F
(17.96°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1913
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1935 2017
Ties: 1921
Jan 1936–Dec 1938
36-Month
64.42°F
(18.01°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.43°F
(0.24°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1937 1905
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1936 2017
Jan 1935–Dec 1938
48-Month
64.23°F
(17.91°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.26°F
(0.15°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1932 1906
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2018
Jan 1934–Dec 1938
60-Month
64.74°F
(18.19°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.77°F
(0.43°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1933 1907
30th Warmest Warmest since: 1937 2016
Ties: 1992

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 30, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/