Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1974

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1974
1-Month
43.30°F
(6.28°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.54°F
(0.30°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1983
62nd Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Nov–Dec 1974
2-Month
48.12°F
(8.96°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
0.39°F
(0.22°C)
64th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 2000
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1999
Oct–Dec 1974
3-Month
54.40°F
(12.44°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
0.31°F
(0.17°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 1999
Sep–Dec 1974
4-Month
59.64°F
(15.36°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-0.38°F
(-0.21°C)
46th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1959
Aug–Dec 1974
5-Month
64.32°F
(17.96°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-0.72°F
(-0.40°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
98th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Jul–Dec 1974
6-Month
68.18°F
(20.10°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.47°F
(-0.26°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1997
Jun–Dec 1974
7-Month
70.18°F
(21.21°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
May–Dec 1974
8-Month
70.52°F
(21.40°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-0.26°F
(-0.14°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1972
78th Warmest Warmest since: 1973 2021
Ties: 1969
Apr–Dec 1974
9-Month
69.83°F
(21.02°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.07°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1972
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1970 2021
Ties: 1918, 1965, 1989
Mar–Dec 1974
10-Month
68.44°F
(20.24°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.17°F
(0.09°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1912
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1966 2012
Feb–Dec 1974
11-Month
66.46°F
(19.14°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
0.33°F
(0.18°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1912
51st Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Jan–Dec 1974
12-Month
64.32°F
(17.96°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
79th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1912
49th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Jul 1973–Dec 1974
18-Month
65.87°F
(18.82°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.32°F
(0.18°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1912
47th Warmest Warmest since: 1963 2012
Jan 1973–Dec 1974
24-Month
64.07°F
(17.82°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.07°F
(0.04°C)
67th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1913
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Jan 1972–Dec 1974
36-Month
63.74°F
(17.63°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.25°F
(-0.14°C)
39th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1905
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1965 2017
Ties: 1962
Jan 1971–Dec 1974
48-Month
63.69°F
(17.61°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.28°F
(-0.15°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1906
91st Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2018
Ties: 1960
Jan 1970–Dec 1974
60-Month
63.66°F
(17.59°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.30°F
(-0.17°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1907
92nd Warmest Warmest since: 1967 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published January 2022, retrieved on January 28, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/