Climate at a Glance

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Contiguous U.S.

Maximum Temperature Rankings, December 1996

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2020)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
December 1996
1-Month
43.68°F
(6.49°C)
42.76°F
(5.98°C)
0.92°F
(0.51°C)
73rd Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1983
54th Warmest Warmest since: 1994 1939
Nov–Dec 1996
2-Month
46.60°F
(8.11°C)
47.74°F
(8.74°C)
-1.14°F
(-0.63°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1992 2000
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1999
Oct–Dec 1996
3-Month
53.09°F
(11.72°C)
54.09°F
(12.27°C)
-1.00°F
(-0.55°C)
27th Coolest Coolest since: 1992 1972
100th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1999
Sep–Dec 1996
4-Month
58.67°F
(14.82°C)
60.02°F
(15.57°C)
-1.35°F
(-0.75°C)
14th Coolest Coolest since: 1985 1972
113th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1999
Aug–Dec 1996
5-Month
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
65.05°F
(18.36°C)
-1.07°F
(-0.59°C)
15th Coolest Coolest since: 1992 1972
112th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1999
Jul–Dec 1996
6-Month
67.70°F
(19.83°C)
68.65°F
(20.36°C)
-0.95°F
(-0.53°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1972
108th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1939
Ties: 1916
Jun–Dec 1996
7-Month
69.83°F
(21.02°C)
70.46°F
(21.37°C)
-0.63°F
(-0.35°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1972
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1933
May–Dec 1996
8-Month
70.22°F
(21.23°C)
70.77°F
(21.54°C)
-0.55°F
(-0.31°C)
31st Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1972
96th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 1934
Ties: 1911, 1957, 1997
Apr–Dec 1996
9-Month
69.50°F
(20.83°C)
69.96°F
(21.09°C)
-0.46°F
(-0.26°C)
40th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1972
87th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Mar–Dec 1996
10-Month
67.66°F
(19.81°C)
68.27°F
(20.15°C)
-0.61°F
(-0.34°C)
32nd Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1912
95th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Feb–Dec 1996
11-Month
65.80°F
(18.78°C)
66.14°F
(18.97°C)
-0.34°F
(-0.19°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1912
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1945
Jan–Dec 1996
12-Month
63.71°F
(17.62°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
-0.29°F
(-0.16°C)
44th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1912
83rd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Jul 1995–Dec 1996
18-Month
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
65.55°F
(18.64°C)
0.00°F
(0.00°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1993 1912
72nd Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2012
Ties: 1930
Jan 1995–Dec 1996
24-Month
64.03°F
(17.79°C)
64.00°F
(17.78°C)
0.03°F
(0.01°C)
66th Coolest Coolest since: 1994 1913
60th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2017
Jan 1994–Dec 1996
36-Month
64.28°F
(17.93°C)
63.98°F
(17.77°C)
0.30°F
(0.16°C)
80th Coolest Coolest since: 1995 1905
45th Warmest Warmest since: 1992 2017
Jan 1993–Dec 1996
48-Month
63.88°F
(17.71°C)
63.97°F
(17.76°C)
-0.09°F
(-0.05°C)
50th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1906
74th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2018
Ties: 1950
Jan 1992–Dec 1996
60-Month
63.93°F
(17.74°C)
63.96°F
(17.76°C)
-0.03°F
(-0.02°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1986 1907
69th Warmest Warmest since: 1995 2016
Ties: 1966

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