Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1973

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1973
1-Month
43.77°F
(6.54°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.01°F
(0.56°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1983
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 1939
Nov–Dec 1973
2-Month
48.40°F
(9.11°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
0.66°F
(0.37°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 2000
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1966 1999
Oct–Dec 1973
3-Month
55.21°F
(12.89°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.12°F
(0.62°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1999
Ties: 1987
Sep–Dec 1973
4-Month
60.49°F
(15.83°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
0.47°F
(0.26°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 1999
Ties: 1948
Aug–Dec 1973
5-Month
65.54°F
(18.63°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
0.49°F
(0.27°C)
85th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1999
Ties: 1900
Jul–Dec 1973
6-Month
68.98°F
(20.54°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
78th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1939
Ties: 1900
Jun–Dec 1973
7-Month
70.81°F
(21.56°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
0.35°F
(0.19°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1933
May–Dec 1973
8-Month
70.99°F
(21.66°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
0.21°F
(0.12°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1963 1934
Ties: 1947
Apr–Dec 1973
9-Month
69.79°F
(20.99°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
-0.17°F
(-0.10°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2012
Ties: 1932, 1944
Mar–Dec 1973
10-Month
68.24°F
(20.13°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1912
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Feb–Dec 1973
11-Month
66.04°F
(18.91°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-0.10°F
(-0.06°C)
62nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1912
65th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Jan–Dec 1973
12-Month
63.82°F
(17.68°C)
64.01°F
(17.78°C)
-0.19°F
(-0.10°C)
51st Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1912
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2012
Ties: 1961
Jul 1972–Dec 1973
18-Month
64.55°F
(18.08°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
-1.00°F
(-0.56°C)
8th Coolest Coolest since: 1920 1912
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1972 2012
Jan 1972–Dec 1973
24-Month
63.45°F
(17.47°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.31°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1913
99th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2017
Jan 1971–Dec 1973
36-Month
63.48°F
(17.49°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.51°F
(-0.28°C)
25th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1905
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2017
Ties: 1898
Jan 1970–Dec 1973
48-Month
63.50°F
(17.50°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1906
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1968 2018
Jan 1969–Dec 1973
60-Month
63.44°F
(17.47°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.53°F
(-0.29°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1907
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1971 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published December 2021, retrieved on December 9, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/