Climate at a Glance

National Rankings

Look up monthly rankings for 1-12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 60-month time periods using the options below. Data and statistics are as of December 2021. For more information, please see Climatological Rankings.


Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1961

View Period (Months):All1234567891011121824364860
Download: xml csv json
  • Record Coolest
  • Bottom 1/10
  • Bottom 1/3
  • Normal
  • Top 1/3
  • Top 1/10
  • Record Warmest
Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1961
1-Month
40.69°F
(4.83°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
-2.07°F
(-1.15°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1983
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
Ties: 1960
Nov–Dec 1961
2-Month
45.75°F
(7.64°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
-1.98°F
(-1.10°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 2000
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 1999
Oct–Dec 1961
3-Month
52.82°F
(11.57°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-1.27°F
(-0.70°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 1999
Sep–Dec 1961
4-Month
58.54°F
(14.74°C)
60.03°F
(15.57°C)
-1.49°F
(-0.83°C)
12th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
116th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
Aug–Dec 1961
5-Month
63.93°F
(17.74°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-1.11°F
(-0.62°C)
13th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
115th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
Jul–Dec 1961
6-Month
67.66°F
(19.81°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.99°F
(-0.55°C)
17th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
111th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
Jun–Dec 1961
7-Month
69.86°F
(21.03°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.34°C)
33rd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
May–Dec 1961
8-Month
70.09°F
(21.16°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-0.69°F
(-0.38°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
101st Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
Apr–Dec 1961
9-Month
69.08°F
(20.60°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
-0.89°F
(-0.49°C)
22nd Coolest Coolest since: 1951 1972
106th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2021
Mar–Dec 1961
10-Month
67.61°F
(19.78°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.66°F
(-0.37°C)
28th Coolest Coolest since: 1957 1912
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2012
Feb–Dec 1961
11-Month
65.87°F
(18.82°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1912
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Jan–Dec 1961
12-Month
63.82°F
(17.68°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.18°F
(-0.10°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1912
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Ties: 1973
Jul 1960–Dec 1961
18-Month
65.58°F
(18.66°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.03°F
(0.02°C)
56th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1912
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2012
Jan 1960–Dec 1961
24-Month
63.62°F
(17.57°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.37°F
(-0.20°C)
36th Coolest Coolest since: 1958 1913
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2017
Ties: 1919
Jan 1959–Dec 1961
36-Month
63.80°F
(17.67°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1905
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1958 2017
Ties: 1926
Jan 1958–Dec 1961
48-Month
63.78°F
(17.66°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
45th Coolest Coolest since: 1960 1906
80th Warmest Warmest since: 1959 2018
Jan 1957–Dec 1961
60-Month
63.72°F
(17.62°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
37th Coolest Coolest since: 1921 1907
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1960 2016

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 24, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/