Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1947

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1947
1-Month
42.96°F
(6.09°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.20°F
(0.11°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1983
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1939
Nov–Dec 1947
2-Month
45.24°F
(7.36°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-2.49°F
(-1.38°C)
11th Coolest Coolest since: 1935 2000
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1999
Oct–Dec 1947
3-Month
53.97°F
(12.21°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.12°F
(-0.06°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1972
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 1999
Ties: 1948
Sep–Dec 1947
4-Month
60.53°F
(15.85°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.51°F
(0.28°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 1999
Aug–Dec 1947
5-Month
65.87°F
(18.82°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
0.83°F
(0.46°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 1999
Jul–Dec 1947
6-Month
69.31°F
(20.73°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.66°F
(0.37°C)
93rd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
34th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 1939
Jun–Dec 1947
7-Month
70.67°F
(21.48°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.21°F
(0.11°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 1933
Ties: 1959
May–Dec 1947
8-Month
70.99°F
(21.66°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1972
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1943 1934
Ties: 1973
Apr–Dec 1947
9-Month
70.10°F
(21.17°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
0.14°F
(0.08°C)
68th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1972
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Mar–Dec 1947
10-Month
68.11°F
(20.06°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1912
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Feb–Dec 1947
11-Month
65.83°F
(18.79°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
47th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1912
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1932, 1964
Jan–Dec 1947
12-Month
63.87°F
(17.71°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.13°F
(-0.07°C)
57th Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1912
70th Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Ties: 1926
Jul 1946–Dec 1947
18-Month
65.52°F
(18.62°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
-0.04°F
(-0.02°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1912
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2012
Jan 1946–Dec 1947
24-Month
64.51°F
(18.06°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.51°F
(0.28°C)
87th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1913
39th Warmest Warmest since: 1940 2017
Jan 1945–Dec 1947
36-Month
64.24°F
(17.91°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.25°F
(0.14°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1905
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1941 2017
Ties: 1922
Jan 1944–Dec 1947
48-Month
64.13°F
(17.85°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.16°F
(0.09°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1945 1906
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1946 2018
Ties: 1932
Jan 1943–Dec 1947
60-Month
64.23°F
(17.91°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
0.26°F
(0.15°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1946 1907
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1943 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published October 2021, retrieved on October 25, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/