Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1986

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2021)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1986
1-Month
43.72°F
(6.51°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
74th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1983
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Nov–Dec 1986
2-Month
47.53°F
(8.63°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
-0.21°F
(-0.11°C)
53rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 2000
75th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1999
Oct–Dec 1986
3-Month
53.55°F
(11.97°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-0.54°F
(-0.30°C)
42nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
86th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 1999
Ties: 1924
Sep–Dec 1986
4-Month
58.81°F
(14.89°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-1.21°F
(-0.68°C)
18th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
110th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Aug–Dec 1986
5-Month
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
65.04°F
(18.36°C)
-1.08°F
(-0.60°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
114th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Jul–Dec 1986
6-Month
67.65°F
(19.81°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-1.00°F
(-0.55°C)
16th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Jun–Dec 1986
7-Month
69.87°F
(21.04°C)
70.47°F
(21.37°C)
-0.60°F
(-0.33°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Ties: 1926
May–Dec 1986
8-Month
70.35°F
(21.31°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
-0.43°F
(-0.23°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
88th Warmest Warmest since: 1984 2021
Ties: 1971
Apr–Dec 1986
9-Month
69.80°F
(21.00°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
-0.16°F
(-0.09°C)
52nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
76th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2021
Mar–Dec 1986
10-Month
68.68°F
(20.38°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
0.41°F
(0.23°C)
83rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1918, 1991
Feb–Dec 1986
11-Month
66.61°F
(19.23°C)
66.13°F
(18.96°C)
0.48°F
(0.27°C)
82nd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
46th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1918
Jan–Dec 1986
12-Month
64.90°F
(18.28°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.90°F
(0.50°C)
95th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
33rd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jul 1985–Dec 1986
18-Month
65.47°F
(18.59°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
-0.08°F
(-0.05°C)
48th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1912
79th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Ties: 1967, 1977
Jan 1985–Dec 1986
24-Month
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
63.99°F
(17.77°C)
-0.02°F
(-0.01°C)
63rd Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1913
64th Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2017
Jan 1984–Dec 1986
36-Month
63.84°F
(17.69°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
-0.14°F
(-0.08°C)
49th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1905
77th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 2017
Jan 1983–Dec 1986
48-Month
63.65°F
(17.58°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.32°F
(-0.18°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1906
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1983 2018
Jan 1982–Dec 1986
60-Month
63.49°F
(17.49°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.48°F
(-0.27°C)
20th Coolest Coolest since: 1979 1907
104th Warmest Warmest since: 1985 2016

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published May 2022, retrieved on May 21, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/