Climate at a Glance

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Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1988

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1988
1-Month
44.51°F
(6.95°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
1.75°F
(0.97°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1983
38th Warmest Warmest since: 1982 1939
Nov–Dec 1988
2-Month
49.28°F
(9.60°C)
47.73°F
(8.74°C)
1.55°F
(0.86°C)
96th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 2000
31st Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1999
Ties: 1994
Oct–Dec 1988
3-Month
55.19°F
(12.88°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
1.10°F
(0.61°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1999
Sep–Dec 1988
4-Month
60.80°F
(16.00°C)
60.03°F
(15.57°C)
0.77°F
(0.43°C)
90th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1972
37th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 1999
Ties: 2019
Aug–Dec 1988
5-Month
66.01°F
(18.89°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
0.96°F
(0.53°C)
98th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1972
29th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1999
Ties: 1936
Jul–Dec 1988
6-Month
69.70°F
(20.94°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
1.05°F
(0.58°C)
100th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1972
27th Warmest Warmest since: 1980 1939
Jun–Dec 1988
7-Month
71.89°F
(22.16°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
1.43°F
(0.79°C)
106th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1972
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1933
May–Dec 1988
8-Month
72.28°F
(22.38°C)
70.78°F
(21.54°C)
1.50°F
(0.84°C)
109th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1972
18th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 1934
Apr–Dec 1988
9-Month
71.50°F
(21.94°C)
69.97°F
(21.09°C)
1.53°F
(0.85°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1972
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Mar–Dec 1988
10-Month
69.84°F
(21.02°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
1.57°F
(0.87°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
16th Warmest Warmest since: 1939 2012
Feb–Dec 1988
11-Month
67.64°F
(19.80°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
1.50°F
(0.83°C)
113th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
14th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2012
Ties: 1931
Jan–Dec 1988
12-Month
65.18°F
(18.43°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.18°F
(0.65°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1912
24th Warmest Warmest since: 1987 2012
Jul 1987–Dec 1988
18-Month
66.50°F
(19.17°C)
65.56°F
(18.64°C)
0.94°F
(0.53°C)
103rd Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1912
23rd Warmest Warmest since: 1981 2012
Jan 1987–Dec 1988
24-Month
65.26°F
(18.48°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
1.26°F
(0.70°C)
111th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1913
15th Warmest Warmest since: 1954 2017
Jan 1986–Dec 1988
36-Month
65.14°F
(18.41°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
1.16°F
(0.64°C)
104th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1905
21st Warmest Warmest since: 1955 2017
Jan 1985–Dec 1988
48-Month
64.62°F
(18.12°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.64°F
(0.35°C)
89th Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1906
35th Warmest Warmest since: 1956 2018
Ties: 1937
Jan 1984–Dec 1988
60-Month
64.41°F
(18.01°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
0.45°F
(0.25°C)
81st Coolest Coolest since: 1987 1907
42nd Warmest Warmest since: 1957 2016
Ties: 1994

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  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: National Time Series, published November 2021, retrieved on December 2, 2021 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/