Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1981

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1981
1-Month
43.45°F
(6.36°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.69°F
(0.38°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1983
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1939
Ties: 1912
Nov–Dec 1981
2-Month
49.85°F
(9.92°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
2.12°F
(1.18°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 2000
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999
Oct–Dec 1981
3-Month
54.46°F
(12.48°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
0.37°F
(0.21°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1972
52nd Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999
Sep–Dec 1981
4-Month
60.37°F
(15.76°C)
60.03°F
(15.57°C)
0.34°F
(0.19°C)
69th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1972
58th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999
Ties: 1946
Aug–Dec 1981
5-Month
65.28°F
(18.49°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
0.24°F
(0.13°C)
72nd Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1972
55th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999
Ties: 1942
Jul–Dec 1981
6-Month
68.83°F
(20.46°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
0.18°F
(0.10°C)
71st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1972
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1939
Jun–Dec 1981
7-Month
70.75°F
(21.53°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
0.28°F
(0.16°C)
77th Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1972
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1933
Ties: 1962
May–Dec 1981
8-Month
70.79°F
(21.55°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
0.02°F
(0.01°C)
61st Coolest Coolest since: 1978 1972
66th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1934
Apr–Dec 1981
9-Month
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
0.50°F
(0.28°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1972
44th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Mar–Dec 1981
10-Month
68.89°F
(20.49°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.62°F
(0.34°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1912
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 2012
Feb–Dec 1981
11-Month
67.03°F
(19.46°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
0.89°F
(0.49°C)
92nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2012
Jan–Dec 1981
12-Month
65.07°F
(18.37°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.07°F
(0.59°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jul 1980–Dec 1981
18-Month
66.71°F
(19.28°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
1.16°F
(0.64°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1912
17th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Jan 1980–Dec 1981
24-Month
64.75°F
(18.19°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
0.76°F
(0.42°C)
94th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1913
32nd Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jan 1979–Dec 1981
36-Month
64.07°F
(17.82°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.09°F
(0.05°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1905
59th Warmest Warmest since: 1964 2017
Jan 1978–Dec 1981
48-Month
63.75°F
(17.64°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.23°F
(-0.13°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1906
82nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2018
Ties: 1925
Jan 1977–Dec 1981
60-Month
63.91°F
(17.73°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.05°F
(-0.03°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1980 1907
71st Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Ties: 1952

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on November 29, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/